Preview: Courtney Barnett at The Forum, London


Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has launched herself into the limelight since becoming a solo artist back in 2012. Following the release of her debut studio album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit she has gained a following in the British music scene. Her indie rock melodies, amusing lyrics and deadpan delivery make her stand out from the crowd.

Her upcoming tour is the second time she has come to the UK this year following a number of dates back in March and April, as well as making her Pyramid Stage debut at Glastonbury Festival in June. Her show next Wednesday at The Forum in London kicks off her seven date tour. Due to such high demand she added an extra London date, and the only tickets that are left now are in Wolverhampton and Liverpool.

Support for Barnett’s shows comes from fellow Aussies Big Scary, an alt-pop duo that formed back in 2006. Consisting of Tom Lansek on guitar and Jo Syme on drums, the pair have received particular critical acclaim for their 2013 album Not Art, which won the 2013 Australian Music Prize. So for that reason alone it will be worthwhile getting to the show early enough to catch their set.

Based on her previous UK performances, this tour will be one to remember. Tracks to look out for are ‘Avant Gardener’, ‘Elevator Operator’, and ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party.’



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