COURTNEY BARNETT KICKS OFF AUSSIE TOUR NEXT WEEK

Melbourne singer/songwriter, guitarist and all round brilliant performer Courtney Barnett has just released her video for ‘Kim’s Caravan’ from her debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

 The album recently debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia .

‘Kim’s Caravan’ will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with an intimate recording of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’ as the B-Side.

454dcde0-6e20-411c-bb85-bf029b6fdd09Courtney says the haunting and poignant song is written in part about environmental concerns for the Great Barrier Reef,

“‘Kim’s Caravan’ is an apocalyptic tale of our world painted black with oil and soot, painted red with blood and greed. The song was born when blessed with time to reflect, feeling the frustration and helplessness of the destruction of my environment and the litter of humans within it. It was partly inspired by watching Black Rain Falls, a documentary about Midnight Oil’s concerts out the front of the Exxon building in NYC in 1990,” she says.

View the clip:

Courtney has also depicted these issues and in the cover art, which she has drawn especially for this release.

Having just returned home to Australia after touring the world for six weeks, Courtney is about to head off on the road again, this time in her own backyard.

Next Friday will see her kick off her Australian homecoming tour in Tasmania.

The tour is on its way to being completely sold out with extremely limited tickets remaining to shows in each state and unfortunately no tickets left for her Adelaide show at The Gov.

Straight after her Aussie tour, Courtney will jet off to America again to tour before heading to the UK in June to play Glastonbury.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out now.

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