Aussie songstress Courtney Barnett has made her US daytime TV debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, delivering a low key rendition of her live favourite, Depreston, off forthcoming album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.
The full-length disc won’t see its Aussie release til this Friday, 20th March, but Barnett has jumped the gun by offering it up as a full stream, today (listen below).
And, it’s safe to say, Ellen is a big fan. “Our next guest is one of my favourite new artists, I love her so much,” the talk show queen gushed by way of introduction to Barnett’s enigmatic performance.
The Ellen episode, which also features guest appearances by Scandal actress Bellamy Young and the freaking First Lady herself, Michelle Obama, officially premieres on Aussie TV at midday today.
Now that Barnett has conquered US daytime TV, she’ll continue her American tale by heading to Austin’s South By Southwest conference to showcase her forthcoming debut full-length, before returning to Australia for a home-turf tour this May, to which she’s just added a bunch of dates.
Following the release of her brand spanker, Barnett will also be dropping a special Kim’s Caravan 12 inch vinyl for Record Store Day, featuring the track of the same name taken from her debut album, as well as a cover of John Cale’s Close Watch.
You can find all that info in our Courtney Barnett Feed, or check out her Ellen debut, and official album stream, below.
UPDATE 17/03/15: Courtney Barnett has added a second Melbourne show to her forthcoming Australian tour after selling out the first. Barnett has also added a Tasmanian show to the beginning of her tour, which will take place in Hobart. Updated tour and ticket details are available below.
Courtney Barnett – Depreston Live On The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Listen: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Full Album Stream
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour
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Tickets for Courtney Barnett’s second Melbourne show go on sale Friday, 20th March. Tickets to all other shows are on sale now, unless sold out.
Friday, 24th April 2015 – NEW SHOW
Wrest Point, Hobart
Tickets: Wrest Point
Friday, 1st May 2015
The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday, 2nd May 2015
The Bakery, Perth
Tickets: The Bakery
Friday, 8th May 2015
The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, 9th May 2015
The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Tickets: The Hi-Fi
Friday, 15th May 2015 – SOLD OUT
The Forum, Melbourne
Saturday, 16th May 2015 – NEW SHOW
The Forum, Melbourne