Has Courtney Barnett ever not been apart of the Australian music fold? With all of her successes over the last four years, it feels like her unique and divisive drawl has been a part of the Australian musical landscape since forever.
It only feels like yesterday that she played a sold-out show at The Gov. Though even after the four ARIA awards, a Grammy nomination, countless television performances and an ever-growing swarm of fans, Barnett seems determined to go back to where it all began - Milk! Records.
Milk! Records was the birth of it all, with Barnett starting the record label and releasing her first EP I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris back in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and the stable is looking talented and full at Milk! Records. And because Courtney knows what is good for us, she's bringing them all to Adelaide for a special all-in show at Fat Controller.
If you have ever wanted to see one of Australia's premier song writers jam with some of her closest and most talented friends, this is your chance.
While some names may ring a bell, many will not. A bit of digging through back catalogues will unearth many collaborations between Barnett and her Milk! Record friends.
But who are these rag-tag bunch of Milk! Records stable-mates?
NAME: Jen Cloher
STYLE: Singer song-writer
PLAYED WITH: Rodriguez
SOUNDS LIKE: Self-assured song writing with undertones of frustration and despair.
NAME: Fraser A. Gorman
STYLE: Folky Americana.
PLAYED WITH: The Panics, Paul Dempsey
SOUNDS LIKE: Playful, irreverent singer song-writer with a hefty wit.
NAME: Ouch My Face
STYLE: Art Punk, Experimental Punk
PLAYED WITH: Sleater Kinney
SOUNDS LIKE: A deranged punk band on the verge of implosion.
NAME: East Brunswick All Girls Choir
STYLE: Glum Rock
ORIGIN: Melbourne/Bendigo/Berlin/New Zealand
SOUNDS LIKE: Townes Van Zandt if had he run into a sludgy blues band at his peak.
NAME: The Finks
STYLE: Bedroom Folk
SOUNDS LIKE: Sweet and undeterred song writing unpolluted by the outside world.