Melody Thomas discusses the downbeat debut of Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Courtney Barnett first started to feel the glow of global attention in 2013 following the release of her charmingly-titled The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Rolling Stone and The New York Times both naming her as one to watch. All of this before she’d even released an album proper - which she finally did, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. If Barnett was worried about the pressure of all this anticipation it doesn’t show. Far from stretching and pushing her songwriting in order to prove herself, Barnett appears secure in the merit of her work - that there is magic to be found in the telling of everyday stories about everyday people. And a laugh or two to be had, too.
Songs Featured: An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY),
Dead Fox, Elevator Operator,