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Satisfying new release from Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Looking for new music that’s unique, often insightful and always fun?

Alternative rock n’ roller Courtney Barnett’s new “Tell Me How You Really Feel” is an ear-pleasing blend of engaging, rollicking tracks you’re sure to find compelling.

“Need a Little Time” is an arrangement that dazzles, boasting playful introspection and Barnett’s satisfying guitar jams.

Have a listen:

Need a Little Time

Lead single “Nameless, Faceless” is Barnett’s answer to condemnation from an internet troll; it’s also her energizing musical contribution to the #MeToo movement.

About Courtney Barnett

Based in Australia, Barnett played second guitar for Melbourne garage grunge band Rapid Transit and was a member of psych-country band Immigrant Union founded by Bob Harrow and Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols).

She released her debut “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” in March, 2015. It was met with critical acclaim by The Guardian and Pitchfork.

The same year, Barnett released a single – “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” – an exhilarating, amusing rocker that PRP added to its playlist.

Barnett was nominated for a Grammy in 2015 in the “Best New Artist” category, and for Best International Female Artist at the 2016 Brit Awards. She also appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2016, and last year recorded “Lotta Sea Lice” in collaboration with singer-songwriter (and former War on Drugs lead guitarist) Kurt Vile.

From the new album, here’s “Nameless, Faceless.”

Nameless, Faceless

Other standouts from the new album: “Walkin’ on Eggshells” featuring a guitar rockfest by Barnett; the exhilarating romp “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence” and her swaggering “Help Yourself.”

Barnett plays a wide variety of guitars including a Harmony H59 Rocket Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, a Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, a Taylor Baby Mahogany acoustic guitar and a Fender Left Handed Stratocaster.

One for your collection

To summarize?

Delivered in her trademark deadpan style, Barnett gifts us with ten entertaining, often thought-provoking songs that confirm her talent as a gifted contemporary singer-songwriter.

Touring to promote the new album, Courtney Barnett and her band play Portland’s McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in October.

You can find Courtney Barnett’s music on her website, and on iTunes.

Cynthia Orlando

Cynthia Orlando is a music enthusiast who reviews pop, Indie, rock, blues & bluegrass artists. Also a certified arborist, you can follow Cynthia on Twitter.Listen to PRP

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