Courtney Barnett

Music Video of the Day: Courtney Barnett “Elevator Operator” (2016)

July 7, 2016

It’s a game of “spot the cameo” in the latest video from Melbourne based Courtney Barnett, who overnight dropped her finest music video to date, for her track “Elevator Operator”. The genius clip, directed by Sunny Leunig (whose famous father is one of the clip’s many cameos), features an onslaught of famous faces – starting […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Day of the Dead (2016 LP)

June 14, 2016

Tribute albums are funny things. Usually formed by a disparate rabble of mainstream artists and indie darlings, they often lack consistency of style and tone. For the most part, Day of the Dead, an extensive tribute collection to The Grateful Dead, avoids this typical problem. Collated by Bob Weir and members of The National, it […]

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

June 10, 2016

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I […]

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Five weeks to go until the Barunga Festival kicks off; 2016 theme is ‘Celebrating Women’

May 6, 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend will see the Barunga Community host some amazing live music with this year’s Barunga Festival, one of the biggest festival events in the NT. Welcoming people from all over the world, the Barunga Festival this year has got a diverse and strong program of events and activities planned for the weekend, […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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FBi Radio’s Brush With Fame is back for a third year with artwork from Courtney Barnett, Alabama Shakes and more

March 19, 2016

FBi Radio’s Brush With Fame is back! The online auction of musician-made masterpieces is back for a third year. And with just over 24 hours left before the auctions close now’s the time to make those last minute bids and help keep FBi Radio on the air. For those of you not familiar with Brush […]

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2016 APRA Award nominees announced

March 15, 2016

The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards (to be held on 5 April) have been announced and show, again, just how strong our scene is. Up for four awards each, and both contending for ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Pop Work of the Year’, are Jarryd James and Sia Furler. Other acts with multiple nominations […]

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Courtney Barnett wins the 11th Australian Music Prize in Sydney!

March 9, 2016

This afternoon at The Basement, a jam-packed venue of artists and music industry professionals gathered to find out who would be taking away the 11th Australian Music Prize (the AMP) after a panel of judges had spent months deliberating over the hundreds of submissions to pour in. The winner, perhaps unsurprisingly for some, was Courtney Barnett, […]

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Venue Spotlight: The Best Gigs at the Oxford Art Factory (so far…)

February 25, 2016

As live music and entertainment venues establishes are facing closure not just in Sydney, but elsewhere in the country too, we’ve been reminiscing on some of our favourites around the country over the years. There are notable hotspots in each capital for sure, where some incredible musical talent have cut their teeth as live touring bands […]

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Courtney, Tame, Gold Class, Jess Ribeiro… the shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize announced!

February 3, 2016

This morning, the official shortlist for the 11th Australian Music Prize was unveiled, as well as more details about the March event set to take place in Sydney. The list, decided upon by a panel of 16 independent industry judges, reflects a wide and diverse collection of submissions from Australian artists for this year’s award […]

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Milk! Records taking their 2016 compilation on the road this March!

January 29, 2016

With Milk! Records’ compilation EP Good For You only weeks away from officially being released, the Melbourne collective have dropped tour dates to follow on! Through March, the crew featuring Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and Ouch My Face will be on the road all down the east […]

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Album News Weekly: 27th January 2016

January 27, 2016

In This Issue: We have all the indie, rock, electronic and even pirate sea shanties for you this week. Check out the little six track gift from Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Records as well as some excellent local and international releases. Milk! Records Good For You is six brand new songs from six Milk! Records artists, […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Good For You (2016 EP)

January 25, 2016

2015 was a good year for hometown hero Courtney Barnett, who went from an indie darling into a huge success story and Grammy nominee. 2015 was also kind to the label she started, Milk! Records, when a year of growth and huge sales of Courtney’s debut album was rewarded with an AIR award for Best Independent […]

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Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote & more nominated for APRA Song of the Year!

January 19, 2016

The 20 contenders for this year’s APRA Song of the Year accolade have been announced this week, with a diverse range of Australian songwriters being acknowledged for some great releases through 2015. There were thousands of votes taken in over the last month or so, with a mix of established artists and emerging frontrunners on […]

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Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary saw record breaking attendance

January 12, 2016

Woodford Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in late December marking its biggest turn out yet, hailed by organisers and loyal patrons alike as the ‘best ever’. The festival received a record attendance of 126,996 translating to $6.15M in box office sales and a growth of 8% from the previous years. “Our expectations were definitely exceeded” said […]

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Chet Faker, Courtney Barnett, and Meg Mac join Kanye West, The Strokes, and Beck on the massive line up for Governors Ball 2016

January 8, 2016

Aussie acts continue to climb row by row on American festival lineup posters, with a great example being the massive new program for this year’s Governors Ball, which takes place in June on Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Headlined by the likes of Chicago rapper-producer Kanye West, indie rock gods The Strokes and […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival – Marion Bay, Tasmania (29.12.15 – 01.01.16)

January 5, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a reason The Falls Music & Arts Festival won our festival of the year for their 2014 event at the recent AU Awards, and it wasn’t just a one-off. With the line-up boasting a stellar and eclectic hoard of musicians and acts, expectations were high for three days of magic, […]

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LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses & Calvin Harris to headline Coachella 2016!

January 5, 2016

Everyone, let’s take a deep breath inward… and exhale. The Coachella 2016 line up has just dropped and once again, we want to go to there. With the news that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for the Californian festival and also that Guns N’ Roses would also be banding together for a Coachella romp, the […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part Four – The Top Ten!

December 21, 2015

And here we have it: the top 10 albums of the year. We won’t waste any time and shall get right into proceedings – however if you want to look back at part one, head HERE, part two is HERE and part three from earlier today is HERE. 10. Florence And The Machine – How Big, How Blue, […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Four – The Top Ten!

December 16, 2015

Here we go. Our top 10 songs of 2015. What do you think of our list? Sound off on our Facebook page or Tweet us what we missed! 10. Dick Diver – Waste the Alphabet “This is Australian music at its best” – Larry Heath 9. Foals – Birch Tree “My favorite cut off their […]

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Bully (Nashville) talk about making Feels Like, their favourite Aussie artists, touring highlights and more!

December 10, 2015

In part two of our interview with Nashville group Bully, Reece, Clay, Alicia and Stewart talk about how relatively stress-free it was creating their album Feels Like at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio. They talk us through the Australian bands they really enjoy, including Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett, relive touring highlights with bands like FIDLAR in Europe and look […]

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Courtney Barnett responds to Grammy nomination as tickets for her Australian tour fly!

December 10, 2015

Courtney Barnett has had a momentous year with the success of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter returned home this week from a run of shows in the UK and Europe to be greeted by the news that she had just been nominated for a […]

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The nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards include Courtney Barnett, D’Angelo, Taylor Swift, and more

December 7, 2015

As the music industry prepare for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2016 we once again come to the first announcement of nominees, the groups of artists who will be up for some of the biggest awards in contemporary music. The ceremony will take place in L.A at the Staples Centre on February 15th, […]

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The full list of nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards

December 7, 2015

Just a few minutes earlier we found out the nominees for the ‘big four’ categories for the 58th Grammy Awards, which included dominant Aussie Courtney Barnett up with a nod for Best New Artist. Now the full list of nominees have been announced, and as always, it’s a very, very long and comprehensive list which […]

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Tina Arena stands out at the ARIAs as Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett sweep the awards for 2015!

November 27, 2015

The ARIA Awards went down at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night, with the movers and shakers of the industry got dolled up and hopped an Uber Black to the venue, whereupon they braved 38 degree heat and attempted not to melt into the red carpet. As predicted, the night belonged to Tame […]

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Courtney Barnett takes out J Award for Australian Album of the Year!

November 19, 2015

Courtney Barnett has just taken out Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards, with the acclaimed Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit claiming yet another accolade for 2015. The album was up against releases from the likes of Tame Impala and Gang of Youths and currently has Barnett continuously […]

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An impressive Australian contingent to join the likes of The Weeknd, Lenny Kravitz and Ellie Goulding at the Hangout Music Fest in the USA

November 18, 2015

US based Hangout Music Festival has announced its 2016 lineup earlier than ever before, with The Weeknd and Calvin Harris joining Florence + the Machine revealed as headliners of a long list of musical acts, with a slew of Australian talents coming along for the ride. Australia will be well represented with Aussie acts Flume, Courtney Barnett, The Griswolds, Alison Wonderland […]

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Courtney Barnett, The Smith Street Band and More Win at The Age Music Victoria Awards

November 12, 2015

The 10th Edition of The Age Music Victoria Awards were held at 170 Russell last night with live performances from Marlon Williams, Harts and multiple award winner, Courtney Barnett. Genre and publicly voted winners were presented together for the first time this year, Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan saying,”bringing the genre awards and public awards […]

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