Portrait of Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

Since the release of her debut album debut in March 2015, Courtney Barnett has been celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes witty, often hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking observations with devastating self-assessment.

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit sent fans and critics alike shuffling through their record collections to find a similarly impressive first album. Rolling Stone praised her as 'one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around—at any level, in any genre… a self-strafing humorist á la Lena Dunham who’s also a Dylan-style word ninja.' Barnett then raised her game further with electric live shows throughout the world in an extended tour to audiences across five continents.

Barnett has won four ARIA Awards, Triple J's Award for Australian Album of the Year, the prestigious Australian Music Prize and APRA's Australian Songwriter of the Year. She was nominated for a Grammy and a Brit Award and also won the USA Independent Music Association's Libera Award. She topped it all off with performances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, three appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the season finale of Saturday Night Live.