Courtney Barnett reveals a Record Store Day 2019 release Everybody Here Hates You and Europe summer shows, Getintothis Luke Halls has all the news and those all-important tour dates.
“Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you” exclaimed Aussie songstress Courtney Barnett on her 2015 track Pedestrian at Best. It seems this self-deprecation has only grown since, reaching new heights on her Record Store Day 2019 single Everybody Here Hates You.
Combatting depression and self-belief, the Sydney-based songwriter is at her most personal on this latest release. ‘”I feel stupid, I feel useless, I feel insane,” Barnett openly reveals over a swaggering, effortlessly cool backing of guitars and organs.
“I started writing it in May 2017 at my freezing cold warehouse on an out-of-tune Fender Stratocaster with rusty strings” explains Barnett of the song’s conception to mailing list subscribers.
‘It was from the paranoid pile of Tell Me How You Really Feel [Barnett’s sophomore LP] but the lyrics didn’t get finished in time to make the album.’
Resigning herself to continuing the mental battle without help, Barnett defeatedly tells herself ‘We’re gonna tell everyone it’s okay’ throughout. ‘To be honest, the words felt too vulnerable and I didn’t want anybody to hear them,’ she continues.
‘PS. everybody here does not hate you,’ she certifies. ‘please reach out to somebody you trust or google your nearest mental health support line if you need to talk to someone x’ Everybody Here Hates You marks the end of a musical era for Barnett, the final instalment from the Tell Me How You Really Feel creative process.
The new single also ushers in Barnett’s last run of shows promoting the sophomore album. She is scheduled to traverse Europe across May, June and August, with two UK dates at London’s All Point East festival and Manchester Psych Festival. Her full list of tour dates are below:
16/05/19 – Fuzz Live Music Club – Athens, Greece
18/05/19 – Babylon Club – Istanbul, Turkey
20/05/19 – Akvarium Klub – Budapest, Hungary
21/05/19 – Culture Factory – Zagreb, Croatia
25/05/19 – All Point East – London, United Kingdom
27/05/19 – La Sirène – La Rochelle, France
28/05/19 – Atabal – Biarritz, France
30/05/19 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
31/05/19 – This Is Not A Love Song Festival – Nimes, France
01/06/19 – Bad Bonn Kilbi – Dudingen, Switzerland
02/06/19 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, France
03/06/19 – Marina Di Ravenna – Beaches Brew Festival, Italy
04/06/19 – Beaches Brew Festival – Ravenna, Italy
07/06/19 – NOS Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
23/08/19 – Cabaret Vert – Charleville-Mézières, France
24/08/19 – Once In A Blue Moon – Amsterdam, Netherlands
29/08/19 – End of the Road Festival – Dorset, England
30/08/19 – Psych Festival – Manchester, United Kingdom
01/09/19 – Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Ireland
07/09/19 – Lollapalooza Berlin – Germany