Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett (photo Tajette O’Halloran)

Courtney Barnett fans have been treated to a surprise new song. ‘Small Talk’ is an unheard and unreleased track from the sessions which gave birth to her critically acclaimed second album, “Tell Me How You Really Feel”.  The song itself shows Courtney’s stylistic versatility as she winsomely sings over a walking bass-line before launching into a joyful series of ramshackle jams and choruses. It’s a song as infectious and charming as she’s ever recorded.

‘Small Talk’ is the perfect appetiser for her next round of headline shows in the UK and Europe which kicks off next month.

Barnett’s recent UK run included sold out shows in Manchester (Albert Hall), Bristol (O2 Academy) and London (the iconic Roundhouse) as well a landmark performance All Points East (supporting Nick Cave and Patti Smith) and a brilliant turn at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast where she was joined onstage by indie-rock royalty The Breeders.  Daniel Crook was at the Manchester show for Silent Radio, commenting that “Her YouTube shows had not prepared me for how incredible the performance was actually going to be“.

Last month, Barnett released a cover of Elyse Weinberg’s “Houses” as part of her Spotify Singles Sessions.   Since then, Barnett has sat down with Spotify as part of their Undercover podcast  to discuss the story behind the cover – speaking to what the song means to her, why covers are interesting and what it’s like to record in a studio.


Courtney Barnett 2018 UK Live Dates:


Wed 14 – O2 Brixton Academy, London +
Thu 15 – O2 Academy, Oxford + (SOLD OUT)
Fri 16 – The Dome, Brighton+ (SOLD OUT)
Sun 18 – The Great Hall, Cardiff+
Mon 19 – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham +
Tue 20 – O2 Academy, Glasgow +
Wed 21 – Northumbria University, Newcastle +

+ with Laura Jean


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