The Double EP - A Sea of Split Peas
Welcome to the world of Courtney Barnett, a hot, hazy place where 'suburban banalities' and 'mindless procrastination' have never sounded so compelling. The 24-year-old Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter has created a candid lyrical space for her growing legions of devotees through a series of DIY releases and shows back home to snowballing acclaim, and is now taking things worldwide with her first LP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', via House Anxiety / Marathon Artists. Lead single 'Avant Gardener' is a vivid display of her magic. A hook-laden fug of country roots and discordant psychedelia with a dream-like narrative. Along with 'Avant Gardener', selected highlights from the album include the gorgeous and woozy piano-strewn opener 'Out of the Woodwork', which showcases a darker side of her writing. 'Anonymous Club 'portrays Courtney at her most romantic and melancholic, while 'History Eraser' is an infectious Dylan-esque cavalcade that was recently nominated (alongside Tame Impala) for the APRA Song Of The Year in Australia. And let's not forget 'Lance Jr.' which was the first song to catch people's ears.