For a long time, we’ve been big fans of Australia’s Courtney Barnett. Of course, because of the distance between the states and down under, we don’t get to see her live as often as we’d like. We caught Barnett in person the other night and we were thrilled with her invigorating set from start to finish.Opening with “Hopefulessness” off of her latest stunner, last year’s Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett quickly got the show going. As fun as she was, as playful as she got with those in attendance as she tore through fan favorites and newer tracks, the intimacy she held with those in the crowd created a magical moment.
Of course, the stand out of the evening was watching Barnett shred like she was playing for her life. She kept the energy high as she seemed to be giving a clinic on how to teach a guitar who’s boss. She moved around the entirety of the stage, and she even hopped on and off of the drum kit as she squealed and fuzz boxed the crowd into knowing who was the headliner. Even when Barnett closed out the show by herself and without her backing band, the crowd paid close attention and held on to her every note.
You can stream Tell Me How You Really Feel on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all digital shops or directly from Mom+Pop Records. Courtney Barnett is on tour tomorrow night at Niceto Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina until September 07 at Lollapalooza Berlin in Berlin, Germany. A complete listing of her available tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photos by Daniel Jackson.