March 23rd will see the much-anticipated release of the debut LP proper from Courtney Barnett, “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit”.
Recorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense ten day session at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett’s incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever. Another song from the LP is today available for those who pre-order the album.
“Depreston” details the mundane task of house-hunting and, in traditional Barnett style, it becomes something much, much more. To accompany the track, Barnett has created the perfect visual, watch it BELOW:
Following up from the critically lauded “The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas” in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), “Sometimes…” cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities – nothing escapes Barnett’s caustic sense of humour.
Courtney Barnett (and her band The Courtney Barnetts) will be returning to European shores in March and April, beginning on the 23rd March with a very special album launch gallery show and encompassing dates across the UK & Europe, alongside a number of key festival appearances. Be sure not to miss out.
Pedestrian At Best
An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
Boxing Day Blues
UPCOMING 2015 LIVE DATES;
23/03 – London – Album Launch Gallery Show
24/03 – Rough Trade (instore gig)
25/03 – Paris, The Divan Du Monde SOLD OUT
27/03 – Brighton, Concorde 2 SOLD OUT
28/03 – Bristol, The Fleece SOLD OUT
29/03 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
30/03 – Sheffield, Leadmill
31/03 – Newcastle, Newcastle University
02/04 – Glasgow, Art School
03/04 – Manchester, Gorilla SOLD OUT
04/04 – Dublin, Whelans SOLD OUT
05/04 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (NB upgraded venue due to demand)
07/04 – Cambridge, Junction 1 (NB upgraded venue due to demand)
08/04 – Norwich, Waterfront
09/04 – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
10/04 – London, Electric Ballroom (NB extra date added due to demand)
12/04 – Berlin, Heimathefen
23/08 Green Man Festival, UK
More festival dates to be announced.