New Act Alert: Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett, a musician from Melbourne, Australia, has been garnering much deserved attention since the release of her double EP, cheekily entitled, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

This type of cheekiness is one of the main attractions of this 25-year-old rocker. She pairs her cleverly crafted lyrics, which often narrate mundane events with humorous irony and wit, with a brand of psychedelic folk-rock that has a pleasant hint of laziness. This is all topped off with her unassuming voice that carries a wonderful drawl to create a distinct and highly likable package.

Barnett also owns an independent record label, Milk Records, that she runs from her bedroom. The first release of the label was her own EP, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, which is one half of the double EP. She recently announced a world tour and is set to play some major festivals including Coachella (US), The Grate Escape (UK), and Primavera Sound (Spain & Portugal).

Keep an eye on and ear out for this one; we expect great things!

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