The highly anticipated debut album proper from Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett follows the huge word-of-mouth success of her ‘Double EP- A Sea of Split Peas’, a release which rarely left our store stereo throughout 2014. Recorded in an intense 10 day session at Melbourne’s Head Gap studios, the album perfectly distills the charm and wit that so endeared Barnett’s tales of suburban ennui and personal insecurities. Delivered in a plaintive Australian accent over infectious, direct indie-guitar melodies, Barnett casts her humorous and at times devastatingly well observed tales with all the vigor of a master observational novelist. Kicking off with one of the year’s best opening runs of tracks, the album bursts from the traps at a breakneck speed which was only hinted at on the EPs and is totally thrilling.
Perfectly capturing the moments when life trips you up, this debut album is a beguiling, inspiring statement from a major new talent. Highly recommended!
Now available as a deluxe edition with a bonus live CD