Courtney Barnett last night made history when she became the first ever solo female artist to win theBest Rock Album category at the ARIA Awards. Barnett’s achievement was all the more significant given the fact that she released her album independently through her own label Milk! Records – she’s just the second fully independent artist to win the award.
The award is deserved recognition for Barnett whose second album Tell Me How You Really Feel lived up to near-impossibly high expectations and has seen her touring globally to packed houses for much of the year. Recognition at home for an artist who has become truly global.
Barnett and her band (featuring Dave Mudie, Bones Sloane and Katie Harkin) also ignited the The Star Event Centre with a fierce performance of ‘Charity’.
This summer will see Courtney Barnett and her band bring their scorching live show back home to festival stages across the country. They’ll be headlining Fairgrounds Festival this weekend and continuing in early 2019 with LanewayFestival, Mona Foma and Mountain Sounds.
Today it has been announced the band will play two very special shows with Camp Cope in Darwin and Cairns in January 2019. The dream two-show-only line-up of two of Australia’s most powerful live acts should make for some extraordinary performances in the country’s far north.
Listen to the award winning album Tell Me How You Really Feelhere.
Courtney Barnett – ‘Charity’ (2018 ARIA Awards)
COURTNEY BARNETT TOUR DATES
Wednesday 30th January – The Pint Club, Darwin w/ Camp Cope
Thursday 31st January – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns w/ Camp Cope
Saturday 1st December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry
Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th January – Mona Foma, Launceston
Monday 28th January – Laneway Festival, Auckland
Saturday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Sunday 3rd February – Laneway Festival, Sydney
Friday 8th February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Saturday 9th February – Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Sunday 10th February – Laneway Festival, Fremantle
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th February – Mountain Sounds, Mount Penang
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
2. City Looks Pretty
4. Need A Little Time
5. Nameless, Faceless
6. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
7. Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Confidence
8. Help Your Self
9. Walkin’ On Eggshells
10. Sunday Roast
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel is out now via Milk! Records & Remote Control Records.