Braids is an art rock
band from Calgary, Alberta and presently based in Montreal, Quebec. The group formed in 2006 and consists of band members Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Katie Lee, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith.
Their first album, Native Speaker
(2011), has received mostly praise from critics, remarkable for its innovative melodies and Standell-Preston's "dynamic" vocals.
Raphaelle Standell-Preston is also the vocal half of Blue Hawaii