2011 | CD/LP/Digital | 022 Native Speaker


Raphaelle Standell-Preston (vocals, guitar)
Austin Tufts (drums, vocals)
Taylor Smith (guitar, bass, vocals)

Braids are a three-piece experimental pop band from Montreal. Longtime friends, Braids was formed in 2007 in Calgary, AB.  After relocating to Montreal, the band released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, and its 2013 follow-up Flourish // Perish.  Consisting of Raphaelle Standell, Austin Tufts, and Taylor Smith, Braids are a collaborative whole, emphasizing a collective creative experience.

On Tourall dates

(8/31 dates)

April 29 :: Paris, FR
April 30 :: Brighton, UK
May 1 :: London, UK
May 6 :: Amsterdam, NL
May 13 :: Montreal, QC
May 14 :: Toronto, ON
May 18 :: Salt Lake City, UT
May 19 :: Englewood, CO


North America Tom Windish, Windish Bookings

Europe David Exley

Press Materials

Braids Press materials

design + development: Structured Abstraction

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