Courtney Barnett’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit has beencertified with ARIA Gold Sales in Australia.
This follows on from news earlier this month that she had been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Of the nomination Barnett says:
“It’s an honour to be recognised amongst so many great artists on such a huge scale and it’s well beyond anything I ever imagined would happen off the back of my first album. It’s also really cool to see fellow Australians Tame Impala and Hiatus Kaiyote nominated too!”
Barnett is now preparing for a massive summer of touring in Australia which will see her play festival appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Falls Festival, Southbound, Sugar Mountain & Twilight at Taronga.
There are just a handful of tickets left for her Perth & Melbourne headline shows, with Sydney already sold out. Details here
Our friends Alabama Shakes have been nominated for: Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year! Jamie xx has been nominated for Best Electronic Album and Courtney Barnett has been nominated for Best New Artist!
Watch the videos from their critically acclaimed albums below:
We are so excited that Courtney Barnett took home 4 ARIA awards – Best Female, Best Independent Album, Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Cover Art for her incredible debut LP ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’
She has been on a bit of a winning spree recently after winning the J Award for Best Australian Album, 3 AIR Award wins including Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Single. Plus she also took home Best Female, Best Song, Best Album and Best Band at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Phew.
Catch CB performing her award winning album at Falls Festival, Sugar Mountain, Southbound and at her headline AU shows. Full tour details are available here.
Milk! Records and Remote Control in conjunction with Third Man Records are proud to announce the next exceptional instalment of the Jack White-produced Blue Series of singles. Of the upcoming release Third Man records have said:
“Third Man is privileged to work with Melbourne, Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, a sharp singer-songwriter-guitarist who has quickly made her mark on garage pop fans worldwide with her witty, self-deprecating, and authentic observations turned into raw, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and blunt melodies. The wry-and-dry songstress stopped by Third Man Studios in Nashville over a long weekend this summer to record a couple tracks and damn did she ever deliver.”
The A-side “Boxing Day Blues Revisited” is the slinky and bittersweet epilogue to “Boxing Day Blues,” the somber closer from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a strangely catching, plaintive reflection on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The track is jaunty yet aloof, with CB’s trademark conversational lyricism in perfect contrast to the B-side, a beautifully dark reboot of the Roland S. Howard-penned “Shivers” back from his days in The Boys Next Door.
Barnett’s unfastened delivery of an ironic tale of teenage love and mortality brings a new level of feeling to the song, making it a welcome addition to the mix you’ve been working on. The limited edition 7″ vinyl is set to be released world-wide on Friday 16th of October.
To celebrate a monumental year, today Courtney has announced a headline tour playing Perth at the Astor Theatre on Thursday 7 January, Sydney at The Enmore Theatre on Saturday 16 January and Melbourne on Friday 22 January at The Palais Theatre. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the public from 9am Tuesday 11th August. Full ticket information and purchase links below. Joining Courtney on her Australian Theatre tour will be the amazing Cloud Control.
Along with her headline shows, Courtney Barnett will be playing the Falls Music and Arts Festival over New Years in Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron as well as Southbound 2016.
Plus watch her teaser video for new single ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party’