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Courtney Barnett

Tanks Arts Centre


Started: 31 Jan 2019 19:30
Finished: 31 Jan 2019 22:00


All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment.

With countless awards in her home of Australia as well as Grammy and BRIT nominations, fawning press and an adoring audiences, Barnett’s rise to global prominence feels both unprecedented and important. 

Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Think, had her praised by Rolling Stone 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”.

2017 saw the release of the wonderful album Lotta Sea Lice, an introspective but beautiful album of duets with Kurt Vile and a gorgeous place-holder, while we awaited the release of her world-weary-but-fierce sophomore solo album Tell Me How You Really Feel. 

While her lyrics continue to encompass the poetic, political and personal, Barnett’s latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel reveals a startling new lyrical economy. 

Barnett’s newest songs reveal myriad layers of meaning in seemingly every line, all the while accompanied by her own face-melting guitar and one of the best rhythm sections in rock. 

Her increasingly unusual song-structures, timbres and moods hint at future ambition while her glorious, feed-back heavy live show has eviscerated audiences on 5 continents.

Courtney will play a very special show with Camp Cope in Cairns, the dream line-up of two of Australia’s most powerful live acts will make for some extraordinary performances.

Born in a backyard in over home job tattoos, Camp Cope – Georgia Maq (vocals, guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (bass) and Sarah Thompson (drums) – have become a force in music since forming in Melbourne in June 2015. They have since released two critically acclaimed albums, as well as completing multiple sold out tours of Australia (including two stints at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House), the United States, the UK, & Europe. Camp Cope are preparing for another big year in 2019, kicking things off in Australia & NZ with the national Laneway tour

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