Melbourne’sCourtney Barnett is back with a new track in which she plays a seemingly bored clown. Pedestrian At Best is the track and is a taster of her upcoming debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’, due for UK release on March 23. Barnett’s lyrics come at you like a rambling stream of carefully crafted text messages being read out loud and sent after five pints worth of assurance. The simplistic song writing style is stuffed with dashes of humour, creating Barnett’s nonchalant charm.
‘Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you’, sings Barnett, that is unless the pedestal is one on which clowns quit juggling, opting instead for faux-angst and witty lyrics chanted over an electric guitar and crashing drums, which is a skill Barnett nails.
A taste of Melbourne’s summer sun is gladly received in England at anytime of the year and the release of Pedestrian At Best, preceding the album launch in March and world tour dates already set, suggests 2015 will be a big year for Barnett, and a sunny one for the UK.