Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Courtney Barnett - Live On KEXP
Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, she attracted attention from the North American and UK music press in October 2013 with the release of two EPs and well-received performances at the CMJ Music Marathon. At the latter event, Barnett was mentioned by both Rolling Stone and The New York Times as a standout performer.
Barnett received international critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP, How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose. "Avant Gardener" from the album was named 'Best New Track' by Pitchfork Media in 2013. Barnett combined these two releases into one, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, released internationally on 20 May 2013 via House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. It was named the album of the week by Stereogum. The track "History Eraser" was nominated for the APRA Song of the Year.
Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, was released on 23 March 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. Barnett leads the number of nominations, with eight, for the ARIA Music Awards of 2015, including for Breakthrough Artist, Best Female Artist and Album of the Year for Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.