The Courtneys Tell Us Their Favourite Tunes

Vancouver’s coolest band, sundrenched slacker pop trio The Courtneys, are comin’ to Australia! They’re coming in celebration of the release of their S/T, and we couldn’t be more excited. Jangly, effortless, and taking influence from bands like Sonic Youth or Dinosaur Jnr – it’s like the 90’s never finished for these girls. 

Hitting our shores THIS WEEK, we got to ask CourtneyJen and Sydney what some of the favourite tracks are, from what their go to track is for cooking to their favourite drunken karaoke tune, this playlist is definitely one of the more diverse collections we’ve made. You can catch The Courtneys in action at the dates below, including a special double headliner show with HINDS in Brisbane this Thursday!

1. My favourite track to wake up to is… 

Courtney: Air – La femme D’argent
Jen: ANY Ravi Shankar
Sydney: Gymnopedie no. 1 by Erik Satie – My roommate is leaning this on the piano right now and I can’t think of a better song to hear over and over…

2. The best track for cooking is… 

Sydney: Anything by Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye, both chill and energizing! Let’s say Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World

3. The best track for spring cleaning is… 

Sydney: haha ummmmmm hm. how about Green Velvet’s I Want To Leave My Body

4. The ultimate road trip track is….

Jen and Courtney: Vinylshakerz – One Night in Bangkok (XXL Mix)
Sydney: We tend to listen to a lot of Sheryl Crow and Sinead O’Connor in the van, although I gotta say Sonic Youth and Neil Young are my fav road trip choices. Let’s say Sonic Youth – The Sprawl

5. My favourite love song is…  

Courtney: David Bowie – Heroes
Sydney: Liars- Pure Unevil
Jen: Space Age Love Song – Flock of Seagulls

6. The best track for sweet love makin’ is…  

Courtney: Nine Inch Nails – Terrible Lie
Jen: Beyonce – Rocket
Sydney: Peaking lights – Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)

7. The track that always gets the party started is…  

Sydney: hmmm really depends what party!

8. The best track to wind down a crowd is… 

Courtney: Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Jen: Semisonic – Closing time
Sydney: Prince – Purple Rain

9. My favourite drunken karaoke track is…  

Courtney: Arthur Russell – Don’t Forget About Me
Sydney: Hall and Oates – Private Eyes
Jen: Spice Girls – Wannabe

10. My favourite song to sing in the shower is…

Sydney: Haha, probably a Courtneys song, I need practice!
Jen: Die Antwoord – Ugly Boy

11. A song that always makes me cry is…  

Jen: Diana Ross – If We Hold On Together

12. I love going to sleep listening to….. 

Courtney: Psychic Ills – Western Metaphor
Sydney: Can’t sleep to music…. 

13. I can’t stop dancing when I hear…. 

Jen: Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
Sydney: It’s sort of like a strange interpretative dance but U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

The Courtneys tour dates

Thursday 19th Feb | Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane QLD

Friday 20th Feb | The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW

Wednesday 25th Feb | The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Thursday 26th Feb | The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne VIC

Friday 27th Feb – 1st March | Camp Casual Festival, Victoria

Wednesday 4th March | Rad, Wollongong NSW

Thursday 5th March | Frankies Pizza by the Slice, Sydney NSW