Welcome to the world of Courtney Barnett, a hot, hazy place where 'suburban banalities' and 'mindless procrastination' have never sounded so compelling. The 24-year-old Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter has created a candid lyrical space for her growing legions of devotees through a series of DIY releases and shows back home to snowballing acclaim, and is now taking things worldwide with her first LP collection, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, via House Anxiety/Marathon Artists.
Lead single "Avant Gardener" is a vivid display of her magic. A hook-laden fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dream-like narrative. Courtney's refreshingly unaffected sing-speak tells the story of an anaphylaxis induced panic-attack in the midst of an Australian heatwave, "The paramedic thinks I'm clever cos I play guitar, I think she's clever cos she stops people dying ... READ MORE