Aussie Rocker Courtney Barnett Intros Art Line (Update)

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Apparently, singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett isn’t one to be complacent. After (finally) releasing her debut full-length earlier this year, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (via Mom + Pop Music in the U.S.) to rave reviews, the 27-year-old from Australia has set her sights on the art world too.

While in NYC for a concert, Barnett hosted a private event on July 21st at the packed Lower East Side boutique and event space Ludlow Studios. Indie darling Barnett is now selling her photos and album artwork via online gallery Sugarlift, and she was at Ludlow Tuesday night to introduce her line.

IMG_6396Barnett has performed seven times in New York City alone over the past year-and-a-half, first supporting her well-received 2012-13 Double EPs, A Sea of Split Peas. Her critical acclaim continued: indie music site Best New Bands named her 2014’s Best New Female Artist.

Thanks to the success of Sometimes I Sit and her non-stop touring, the Melbourne rocker has quickly moved up from club support act in Brooklyn to this week’s headlining performance at Terminal 5. In his album review for Best Classic Bands, Steve Mirkin wrote “Barnett grabs you by the lapels and insists you hear what she has to say.”

Or photograph. Or sketch. Courtney Barnett rocks!

Update: Here’s the video for the new single from Barnett’s album, shot at an unannounced live set outside of a tube station in the heart of London.

Greg Brodsky

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