Ahead of her long-awaited Australian Tour beginning, Courtney Barnett today releases a series of 10 stunning live videos.
Shot in the scorching heat of the Southern American summer in conjunction with Apple Music, Barnett and her band (Bones Sloane, Katie Harkin and Dave Mudie) played through the entirety of their acclaimed album Tell Me How You Really Feel in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Each song on the album gets the full cinematic treatment directed by rising US film-maker Claire-Marie Vogel (Julia Holter, Mutemath, Metallica, Margaret Glaspy) and mixed by Australia’s Cal Barter.
This is the first time these videos have been made available for wide-spread viewing.
Barnett and her band will begin their Australian tour today in Adelaide and tomorrow in Perth before a show at Brisbane’s Tivoli theatre, two shows at the Sydney Opera House and a massive home-coming show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall. The band recently completed multiple tours of the USA and Europe which included sold-out shows in iconic venues like Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and London’s Roundhouse, as well as career-defining sets at London’s All Points East Festival (with Nick Cave, St. Vincent and Patti Smith), Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival and Newport Folk Festival.
Earlier this week, she also shared a live version of album favourite ‘Charity’ and a cover of Elyse Weinberg’s ‘Houses’. Recorded during a Spotify Singles Session in NYC in May, the two tracks find Courtney in brilliant form; razor sharp and rocking out on the live studio recording of ‘Charity’, and poignant and sublime on ‘Houses’.
The session is available to stream in full on Spotify now, but the tracks will also be available as a gorgeous red vinyl 7” single via Milk! Records. As usual, it is another stunning addition to what is already becoming a canonical body of work for Courtney Barnett. Pre-order here: https://courtney-barnett.lnk.to/SpotifyRedVinyl
Barnett’s hotly anticipated new album Tell Me How You Really Feel has lived up to impossibly high expectations, debuting at #2 on the Australian Charts, hitting the UK’s Official Charts Top 10, topping multiple US charts and drawing an endless stream of superlatives from critics around the world.
Purchase / Download / Stream Tell Me How You Really Feel via https://courtney-barnett.lnk.to/tmhyrfpr
Watch: Tell Me How You Really Feel performed live from Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA https://courtneybarnett.com.au/atlanta
Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates
Fri 17 Aug – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (tix) *
Sat 18 Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle (tix) *
Weds 22 Aug – The Tivoli, Brisbane (tix) *
Thurs 23 Aug – Sydney Opera House (tix)
Sat 25 Aug – Sydney Opera House (tix)
Tues 28 Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland (tix) *
Weds 29 Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland (tix) * SOLD OUT
Thurs 30 Aug – Opera House, Wellington (tix) *
Sat 1 Sept – Festival Hall, Melbourne (tix) *
* with East Brunswick All Girls Choir