Posts Tagged ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Courtney Barnett started Milk! Records in 2012 to release her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris. Soon aftercame the second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. She took her band overseas with a condensed back catalogue called The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. In 2015 Barnett released album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit to worldwide critical acclaim. 

“Small Talk,” is an outtake from Courtney Barnett’s 2018 album Tell Me How You Really Feel sounds a lot like most songs on the LP: an expansive, vamp-based affair with sunny choruses. Barnett’s hook-writing has only gotten sharper as time goes on. Where her early work would have been satisfied to let the interlocking organ/bass line groove ride for the entire runtime, here she injects an immediately felt, warmly rendered chorus of group singalongs. Her lyrics are, as always, sharp as a tack.

She takes the title seriously, regaling us with the shaggiest of shaggy-dog stories about whatever seems to float into her mind. “I’ve got a brother, Blake / he’s four years older than me / and I guess he always will be,” she sings, somehow managing to be both hilarious and weirdly philosophical. If she never got into business as a musician, Barnett could roundly kick all of our asses at this writing thing.

‘Charity’ is taken from Courtney Barnett’s album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’


Released May 18th, 2018

Courtney Barnett – Guitar, Vocals
Bones Sloane – Bass, Backing Vocals
Dave Mudie – Drums, Percussion
Dan Luscombe – Keys, Organ, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kim Deal – Backing Vocals (Tracks 5 and 7), Guitar (Track 7)
Kelley Deal – Backing Vocals (Track 7)

All songs written by Courtney Barnett

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Courtney Barnett has revealed the music video for “Sunday Roast,” taken from her forthcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel, due out on May 18th via Mom+Pop / Marathon Artists / Milk! Records.

Tell Me How You Really Feel is Barnett’s second solo album, which follows her smash-hit debut full-length Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Barnett unveiled three other cuts from her new album earlier this year: City Looks Pretty, Nameless Faceless and Need a Little Time.

In her video for “Sunday Roast,” Barnett takes the reins as guitar teacher as various close-up shots of Barnett’s guitar playing move across the screen. She plays while sitting in front of a purple backdrop casually held up by two of her bandmates, who, at various points, sing along, accidentally drop the backdrop and check their cell phones.

Rolling Stone magazine praised Courtney Barnett as “one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around — at any level, in any genre.” At festivals like SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza, the Australian indie rocker has garnered fans worldwide since her 2012 debut EP. In 2016, she took Songwriter of the Year honors at the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Music Awards and was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy. Her new album is Tell Me How You Really Feel.  features Katie Harkin (keyboards), Andrew Sloane (bass), David Mudie (drums).

Courtney Barnett will release her highly anticipated new album Tell Me How You Really Feel.  To date she has released three singles from the record.

She performed all four of these songs in a taped show for NPR’s Chris-Thile-hosted Live From Here, formerly known as Prarie Home Companion .

Tell Me How You Really Feel, the second proper album from Courtney Barnett, the great Australian songwriter and guitar-monster. Tell Me How You Really Feel is very much a rock album, but it’s more chilled-out and reflective than her previous album. Host Chris Thile introduced Barnett with a joke about Barnett driving up the show’s electricity bill, but it wasn’t like she was playing on gigantic ceiling-high Bill & Ted style amps. For Barnett, this came off as a pretty laid-back set, one where she played four songs from the new album, including one we haven’t heard yet.

She played all three of the song released so far, and all three sounded great. She also played “Sunday Roast,” the album’s meditative closer, a song that most of the world hasn’t heard yet. (If you managed to get your hands on the “City Looks Pretty” Record Store Day single, “Sunday Roast” was the B-side.

Barnett is currently embarking on a short string of U.S. warm-up shows, which wrap up in Chicago on May 21st, but she will also play more tour dates across North America, the U.K. and Europe, with an impressive lineup of special guests. Support will come from the likes of Jay Som, Julien Baker, Big Thief, Molly Burch, Vagabon, LALA LALA, Loose Tooth and Palehound.

Watch the video for “Sunday Roast” via Amazon Music and watch a video of Barnett performing the lead track from her debut album below. Check out her upcoming tour dates

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Exclusively for Record Store Day Courtney Barnett releases a new track ‘City Looks Pretty’ + for a limited time only you’ll be able to hear album track ‘Sunday Roast’ only via this 12″! After the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ and the ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ collaboration with Kurt Vile, a life on the road and all of its quirks appears on track ‘City Looks Pretty’ while ‘Sunday Roast’ sees Courtney her most reflective & emphatic self in a beautiful down tempo moment. A release that perfectly captures the many facets of Courtney’s upcoming second album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ released May 18th

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Courtney Barnett has shared brand new song ‘Need a Little Time’.

The latest track, taken from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, was directed by Danny Cohen and follows Barnett floating through space. The new album will be released on May 18th via Mom + Pop Records, Marathon Artists, and Milk! Records. This new song follows the album’s first single ‘Nameless, Faceless’ .

On top of the latest news, Courtney Barnett has revealed that she will be taking new material on the road. The tour, which includes several UK shows in May, will be in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London:

Courtney Barnett 2018 UK tour dates:
Tue 29 May – O2 Academy, Leeds
Sat 2 Jun – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Mon 4 Jun – Manchester Academy
Tue 5 Jun – O2 Academy, Bristol
Wed 6 Jun – Roundhouse, London

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Courtney Barnett will release her follow-up to her acclaimed debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit on the 18th May.

The album is titled Tell Me How You Feel, the first single from it, “Nameless, Faceless” is an infectious indie anthem that simmers with indignation and sarcasm. It examines the phenomenon of incessant and anonymous internet trolls, and every lyric is memorable as Barnett quotes one of the more creative burns she’s received in a comments section, “I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you”.

In fact, it would be pure comedy if it didn’t invariably and insidiously cross over into anxiety about ones safety in the real world… illustrated perfectly by the chorus which borrows from a famous Margaret Atwood quote “I want to walk through the park in the dark / Men are scared that women will laugh at them / I want to walk through the park in the dark / Women are scared that men will kill them / I hold my keys between my fingers”.

‘Nameless, Faceless’ is taken from Courtney Barnett’s upcoming album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ out on 18th May 2018. Milk Records

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