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Courtney Barnett New Zealand Shows Announced + Single 'City Looks Pretty'

Courtney Barnett New Zealand Shows Announced + Single 'City Looks Pretty'

Friday 20th April, 2018 8:00AM

Celebrated Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett has announced she'll be visiting New Zealand in August, for two special all ages shows at Auckland's Powerstation and Wellington Opera House. Fresh from her fabulous collaborative record with Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice, Barnett has been dropping a killer run of singles in the lead up to her second solo album Tell Me How You Really Feel which is out in May, including catchy new song out today 'City Looks Pretty'. Barnett will be supported by fellow Melburnians East Brunswick All Girls Choir, check out the show details and watch the self-directed clip for her latest tune below...

Courtney Barnett w/ East Brunswick All Girls Choir

Wednesday 29th August - Powerstation, Auckland
Thursday 30th August - Opera House, Wellington

Tickets available from Monday 23rd April

Check out a clip for East Brunswick All Girls Choir's single 'West Brunswick'...

'City Looks Pretty' will be available on 12" vinyl on Record Store Day, Saturday 21st April.

Press release:

Since the release of her debut full-length Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett has been celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-writer who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. Flipping between the political and personal with face-melting guitars to boot Barnett’s rise to global prominence is unprecedented.

From the housing crisis of 'Depreston' to the hell of internet trolls in 'Nameless Faceless', the 30-year-old's everyday narratives have now weaved into collaboration with The Breeders, Kurt Vile and long-term partner Jen Cloher.

Rolling Stone praised her as “one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around—at any level, in any genre… a self-strafing humorist á la Lena Dunham who’s also a Dylan-style word ninja”. She's a critical darling with an adoring fanbase to match. Barnett's electric live shows have seen her grace the stages of the biggest festivals of the world, playing to adoring audiences across five continents.

2017 saw the release of the wonderful album Lotta Sea Lice an album of duets with Kurt Vile and a gorgeous place-holder while we awaited the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released May 18th through Barnett’s own label Milk! Records followed by a string of worldwide tour dates, including all ages shows in Auckland and Wellington in August.


One of the most unique Australian voices to emerge this century, see Courtney Barnett tear up the stage with whiplash wit and a full band this August and September, with support from label-mates East Brunswick All Girls Choir.


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