Thursday, 23 April 2015

Courtney Barnett - 'Depreston' / 'Avant Gardener'

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Courtney Barnett...Alan Titchmarch a big fan


Courtney Barnett - 'Depreston' (2015)

I love her witticisms, her Aussie drawl and song delivery. 'Depreston' would be my house hunting song of choice if we could afford to move. Instead we've remortgaged to destroy a leaky garage but not to convert it to a music den but into a utility room slash loo for when you can't be arsed to go upstairs for a wee. Except we prob didn't remortgage the song says 'if you've got a spare half a million, you could knock it down and start again', if only. 'Depreston' is taken from her exceptional album, Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, released earlier this year. (listen to it here on Spotify)

Courtney Barnett - 'Avant Gardener' (2013)

'Avant Gardner' was the track that initially drew my attention to Courtney's talents. One of my favourite tracks from 2013, it tells the tale of a slacker with good intentions to clear up her garden but it ultimately ends up badly as she has an asthma attack, all told in her trademark deadpan style. Brilliant. Should have stayed in bed instead. The umpire in the video looks familiar, I can't put my finger on it. 'Avant Gardener' is taken from the 2013 EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. (listen to it here on Spotify)

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24 April 2015 at 11:12

Not familiar with this lass...but interesting....bit of an aquired taste I would say.....shud have gone for the xtra bed option...

24 April 2015 at 21:00

Saw Courtney last year in a tiny room and again a couple of weeks ago in a much bigger venue. The Dylan lookalike umpire in the video is Fraser A. Gorman, another Aussie, who was the support act for the recent tour.