RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!

COURTNEY BARNETT

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So guess who won $30,000 today? Melbourne’s killer singer songwriter Courtney Barnett (whom we also featured yesterday) took out the 11th Australian Music Prize for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.

Over the last year Courtney’s schedule included criss crossing the world like a real pirate, but on a plane. One night opening for the likes of Blur at Madison Square Garden, then playing some of the worlds biggest Festivals such as Glastonbury, Falls, All Tomorrows Parties, Pemberton. And then finding time to appear on Ellen, yes Ellen! She even played a few house parties and Melbourne’s very own The Old Bar. This year she’s still yet to play Japan’s Fuji festival and even Coachella. Busy right? Good times!

Courtney was awarded her $30,000 cheque by none other than Henry Rollins! beating out other talented contenders like Tame Impala, Dick Diver, Royal Headache etc…

To celebrate her win here are 5 sweet live performances by Courtney and her cool band.

Nice way to round out this weeks International Women’s Day celebrations.

Congratulations! and more power to ya Ms Courtney Barnett! X

Covering Kanye West’s BLACK SKINHEAD live on Triple J

DEAD FOX on Conan O’brien

DEPRESTON live on Ellen

AVANT GARDNER live at Terminal 5 NYC

Covering The Breeders CANNONBALL at The AV Club

 

RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. And to celebrate we’ve decided to highlight some our favourite women in music. We want to introduce you to some legends, some well known artists you may have forgotten and some new ones.

Though they all make different styles of music, if there’s one thing that connects them, it would probably come down to their originality, style and their one off DNA. There are no other woman like any of them in music and that’s why we think you all need to seek them out. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”