COURTNEY BARNETT Shares new single & video ‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ New album Things Take Time, Take Time out this Friday! Announces Things Take Time, Take Time album tour March 2022

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“Her most intimate to date… There’s truly nothing Courtney Barnett can’t do.” – triple j

“Worth waiting for, waiting for.” – Uncut, 9/10

“Her most accomplished album to date.” 
– Rolling Stone UK, ★★★★

“For a record about captive states- isolation, anxiety, romantic hope – Things Take Time, Take Time knows how to move.” 
– Mojo, ★★★★

“One of the finest of them all” 
– Hi-Fi Choice, ★★★★★

“Witty, dense lyricism and uneasy ruminations on modern life are this Australian musician’s bread and butter” – New York Times

“Barnett, known for her insightful, poetic lyrics and almost dead-pan performance style, is a modern-day Americana star. In the lineage of Patti Smith or Iggy Pop, Barnett captivates like a spell” – American Songwriter

“A newfound peak from an artist that will never stop furthering herself musically and personally.”
– Pilerats

“Her most adventurous body of work yet, Things Take Time, Take Time, marks a new chapter for Barnett. An introspective and intimate release, the record documents her musings on love, patience, healing, and self-discovery.” – Beat Magazine

“Barnett’s return is characterised by her much-prized candour, as she refines her ability to take a slice out of the best and worst parts of life and offer it up to listeners on a silver platter of indie glory.” – Blunt Magazine

“An album appreciating the little things – trees sprouting leaves, phone calls, late-night ruminations – which, inevitably, turn into the big things: gratitude, friendship, love.” – MTV

Today, Courtney Barnett unveils ‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’, the fourth single to be lifted from her highly anticipated new album Things Take Time, Take Time – out this Friday 12 November on Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

Already garlanded by critics as one of the standout releases of the year, Things Take Time, Take Time, the third studio album by Courtney Barnett, signals an exciting new chapter for the indie rock superstar, consolidating her place in the storied lineage of influential singer-songwriters, even as it polishes and refines her knack for a killer melody and unique turn of phrase like never before.

At the heart of Things Take Time, Take Time, is a love song — one of Courtney’s first. ‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ is effervescently, unabashedly, cheekily love-drunk, soaring and remarkably high-stakes in comparison to the rest of the record: “If loving you’s a crime, then gimme those front page headlines,” Courtney sings, aware of the cliche and crushing too hard to care.

In Courtney’s words – “I think my stance in the past was like, ‘There’s so many love songs and they don’t mean anything,’ but there’s something really special about zooming in on a moment and capturing it. “‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ comes from the state of where my head was at — trying to communicate honestly instead of keeping [my feelings] guarded.”

‘If I Don’t Hear From You Night’ is a profound and totally joyous song, one about being in love, but also about being in love with the feeling of being in love. The fuss-free but knowing, winking video depicts Courtney performing the track in the magical surrounds of Joshua Tree, accompanied by album co-producer and drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile) and acclaimed Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon, who performed bass on the song.

Alongside the new single comes the news of Courtney Barnett’s Things Take Time, Take Time tour presented by Chugg Entertainment, Frontier Touring, Penny Drop and Village Sounds, who are thrilled to announce the live return of the 4x ARIA winner and Grammy and Brit Award nominee. Performing her first headline shows in over 3 years, the critically acclaimed Melbourne artist and her band will bring her fierce live band and universally adored millennial wit to audiences in PerthMelbourne and Brisbane in March 2022. Barnett will perform three headline shows – Perth’s Astor Theatre on Thursday 10 MarchThe Forum in Melbourne on Thursday 17 March, and Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Saturday 26 March – with a Sydney show to be announced shortly.

Fans signed up to Courtney Barnett’mailing list, as well as ChuggFrontier and Penny Drop Members, can access the Artist & Promoter Pre-sale which starts Thursday 11 November (9am local time) and runs for 24 hours (or until allocation sold out). Tickets will then go on sale to the General Public on Friday 12 November (10am local time) via One of the most crucial voices of our time, don’t miss your chance to catch Courtney Barnett, live on stage, touring March 2022.

Things Take Time, Take Time is available this Friday 12 November on vinyl, CD, and digitally. Hidden inside one random All Eyes on the Pavement Blue LP, exclusive to key indie retailers, is a single Golden Ticket where the lucky recipient will win return flights, accommodation and concert tickets for two to attend any Courtney Barnett show within Australia, as well as a Deluxe Boxset version of the album worth $100. Total maximum prize value $2000 (T&Cs here).

Pre-order / Pre-save Things Take Time, Take Time via

Courtney Barnett – ‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ (Official Video)
Listen / Download:

Presented by Chugg Entertainment, Frontier Touring, Penny Drop and Village Sounds

Thursday 10 March 
The Astor | Perth, WA
All Ages

Thursday 17 March 
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 26 March 
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 11 November (9am local time) 
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Friday 12 November (10am local time)

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