Announces full UK tour – London Forum already sold-out (extra date added)
Premieres video for new single “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party”
(out this week on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists)
Watch/embed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZOGlFdReMM&feature=youtu.be
'No.1 Album Of 2015 So Far' – Rolling Stone
'Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party' is the new single from Courtney Barnett, already one of 2015's most-talked about breakout stars. Shot and directed by Jon White, amidst an incendiary unannounced live set outside Camden Town tube station in the heart of London, it sees Courtney and the CB3 bringing Camden High Street to a standstill, as the band power through the track underneath a billboard emblazoned simply with the song's humorous title.
It follows months of teasing, with scores of identical giant billboards, posters, and even murals springing up around the world like the one in the video; all declaring the same unattributed statement, in that same inimitable hand-writing. Like so many of her lyrics, it's a sentiment that's struck a powerful chord, and one that neatly sums up what so many have been falling in love with about Courtney. Whether you've been in London, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne or Sydney, it's become a common sight to catch a glimpse of fans and amused newcomers alike- snapping a pic or posing for a selfie in front of one of the spotted prints or murals.
The snapped sightings have flooded in through Courtney's uniquely designed website (courtneybarnett.com.au), giving fans a vivid insight of what's happening on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Furthermore, online powerhouses like TUMBLR and Twitter Music have emphatically supported the campaign throughout - teasing bespoke stills and gifs - with a reach of tens of millions, making it the talk of the web.
The print campaign was first preceded by the mysterious minute-long teaser clip 'Courtney Stays Home' directed by Gabriel Gomez. A play on the song's chorus lyric "I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home”, now juxtaposed by the 'going out' of the guerrilla-gig official video clip, the teaser features a sleeping Courtney slamming the snooze switch on an alarm clock waking her up to her own single. Watch that here: https://youtu.be/bA9qmAisw9w
Presenting Courtney's trademark brand of wry, observational lyricism and wit and taking it to these iconic, viral new heights combining print, video, online media and live events, was the brainchild of Saam Farahmand, who creatively directed the campaign, in collaboration with Courtney herself and House Anxiety/Marathon Artists.
The song itself is one of the catchiest cuts from captivating full debut album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit', already, amongst countless accolades from the most esteemed critics all around the globe, cited by Rolling Stone as the No.1 Album of 2015. Following her sensational Main Stage performance at Glastonbury Festival this summer (and numerous acclaimed TV appearances), Courtney will be bringing her live magic back to the UK in November, including two nights at London's Forum, the first of which sold-out in hours.
Forthcoming UK live dates;
25th November London - The Forum SOLD OUT
26th November London – The Forum EXTRA DATE
27th November Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
29th November Prestatyn – ATP Festival
30th November Manchester - The Ritz
1st December Liverpool 02 Academy?2nd December Glasgow 02 ABC?4th December Bristol 02 Academy
Australian singer-songwriter COURTNEY BARNETT announces full UK tour for May 2014
Mon 10 Mar 2014 @ 13:09
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