It seems every way you turn, the rest of the world is eagerly cottoning on the something we’ve known for a while; the palpable excellence of Australia’s own Courtney Barnett. Somewhere between the first leg of her tour, which started out in her native Australia, the release of her ode-to-ramen, Three Packs A Day, last month and her first appearance at the Grammy Awards, Barnett found time to take to stage on the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert”.
Performing Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party, the singer was back at home in a low-key Midnight Oil tee (a huge shout out to one of Australia’s favourite rock bands) and jeans, after a concession to the glamour of the Grammys, where she appeared in a black button down shirt. But still with the jeans.
Treating the audience to a relaxed but energised performance of the song, taken from her album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett made for an impressive musical guest on Colbert’s show. The performance also comes ahead of the US leg of her tour, which kicks off in April and sees Barnett playing venues all around North America and Canada.
And just in case Courtney isn’t quite doing enough for you, Milk! Records released a new compilation last weekend, Good For You, featuring Three Packs A Day along with tracks from Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman and Ouch My Face, amongst others.
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