Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has announced that she will be releasing her LP, ‘The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas’ on March 17th.
A combination of six brand new songs, and six taken straight from her 2012 debut, the collection will include ‘Avant Gardner’, which was named one of Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Tracks’ in 2013. It will also include ‘History Eraser’, which was recently nominated for the APRA Song of the Year award back in her native Australia.
Barnett’s confessional, alt-folk influenced style has already won her a dedicated following, thanks in no small part to her witty and open lyricism.
““The one thing that captivates me in a song is the honesty of a songwriter, and that doesn’t mean it has to be deep, dark personal secrets – it just means it has to be honest. It could be about walking to the shop, but if it’s said with that person’s perspective then it can make it interesting.”
Barnett has already been confirmed for a slew of dates in the UK this May on her headline tour, as well as several festival appearances.
01 – Liverpool Sound City
03 – Live At Leeds
04 – Stag & Dagger, Glasgow
06 – Cluny 2, Newcastle
07 – The Horn, St Albans
08 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
12 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
13 – The Waterfront Studio, Norwich
14 – The Duchess, York
15 – The Adelphi, Hull
17 – The Harley, Sheffield
18 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19 – Musician, Leicester
20 – Joiners, Southampton
23 – DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, Manchester
24 – DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, Bristol
25 – DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, Nottingham