Today Courtney Barnett shares ‘City Looks Pretty’, the third single from her highly anticipated albumTell Me How You Really Feel.
Following on from the focussed fury of ‘Nameless, Faceless’ and the gorgeously contemplative ‘Need a Little Time’, the new single takes Barnett in an entirely different direction. ‘City Looks Pretty’ has Barnett experimenting with new song structures while delivering one of her most exhilarating guitar performances to date. It’s metronomic drive and squealing lead guitar provide the remarkable sonic foundation from which Barnett sings a melodic exploration of friendship, place and home – “friends treat you like a stranger”, Barnett sings, “And strangers treat you like their best friend”.
A Record Store Day release of ‘City Looks Pretty’ will be available on April 21st, with the 12” double A side also featuring the beautiful ‘Sunday Roast’, also taken from the forthcoming record.
To celebrate the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett today also announces her biggest Australian tour to date, taking in shows at The Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Festival Hallamongst others. These Australian shows will follow a 3-month global tour taking in iconic venues and festivals through Europe, UK and NorthAmerica.
Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th through Barnett’s own label Milk! Recordsand Remote Control Records.
Fri 17th Aug – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Sat 18th Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle Weds 22nd Aug – The Tivoli, Brisbane Sat 25th Aug – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Weds 29th Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland Thurs 30th Aug – Opera House, Wellington Sat 1st Sept – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sun 29th April – Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival
Fri 4th May – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival
Sun 6th May – San Francisco, CA at August Hall SOLD OUT
Thur 10th May – Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union SOLD OUT
Mon 14th May – Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 16th May – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer SOLD OUT
Sat 19th May – Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
Mon 21st May – Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall (Tiffany Dome) SOLD OUT
* with Loose Tooth
Fri 25th May – Belfast at BBC’s Biggest Weekend
Tues 29th May – Leeds at O2 Academy *
Wed 30th May – Brussels at Ancienne Belgique *
Thu 31st May – Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda *
Sat 2nd June – Glasgow at Barrowlands *
Sun 3rd June – London at All Points East Festival
Mon 4th June – Manchester at Academy *
Tues 5th June – Bristol at O2 Academy *
Wed 6th June – London at Roundhouse *
Sat 9th June – Paris at Bataclan *
Sun 10th June – Luxembourg at Den Atelier *
Mon 11th June – Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus *
Wed 13th June – Cologne at Live Music Hall *
Mon 9th July – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall
Tues 10th July – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall
Weds 11th July – Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival
Thurs 12th July – North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA
Sat 14th July – Columbus OH at Newport Music Hall
Sun 15th July – Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival
Tues 17th July – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
Wed 18th July – Kansas City, MO at Truman
Sat 21st July – Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field
Tues 24th July – Washington DC at The Anthem
Wed 25th July – Brooklyn, NY at Prospect Park Bandshell
Sat 28th July – Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival