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Approved: Courtney Barnett

By | Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s success has seemed pretty assured ever since she emerged in 2013, her deadpan, half-spoken songs dripping with personality and humour from the outset. And catchy too.

Last week, she released the video for ‘Pedestrian At Best’, the first single from her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit’. The follow-up to ‘The Sea Of Split Peas’, a compilation of her first two EPs, and out on 23 Mar, the album features a slew of track titles that hint at stories I’m already excited to hear.

Sending out a track with a title like ‘Pedestrian At Best’ seems like a suitably self-deprecating, fate-tempting act, and it’s a joke that works because the track’s actually brilliant. Packed full of quotable lines, plus one that is now stuck on a loop in my head (“Fu-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-n-ny”), and with even a lead guitar part that sounds sarcastic, it makes me even more eager to hear the album.

Listen to ‘Pedestrian At Best’ here: