Courtney Barnett keeps it real, despite being arguably one of the most influential indie-rock gems of this millennium. The Melbourne based singer/songwriter rose to international cult status in 2015 with the hugely impressive full-length album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. In recent years, Barnett has continued to master her particular brand of lyrical dry wit and 2017 saw the delightful collaboration with Kurt Vile on the album Lotta Sea Lice.
Barnett’s highly anticipated sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel was released in 2018 through Barnett’s own label Milk! Records (co-founded with Fairgrounds 2017 favourite Jen Cloher) and let us tell you, it’s a total dream. TMHYRF encapsulates Barnett’s contemplative, tongue-in-cheek and captivating yet relatable lyrics, layered over enthralling guitar hooks. You can see why she’s been hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around—at any level, in any genre.”
To be honest we’re feeling mighty ecstatic to see Barnett’s compelling performance at this year’s festival.