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History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:43:53 PM »
This song has Dan Luscombe of the Blackeyed Susans and Drones playing on it, but also have a listen at around 2:40 for a nice lyrical shoutout.
History Eraser - Courtney Barnett
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Re: History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 12:30:40 AM »
She's no relation of Colin Barnett then I guess?  ;) Or maybe she is given the title of the song?

Good song/video.

The undertow of the tune reminds me of something else. Is it a Blur track? I hate to admit I might know one like (even though I couldn't give it a name right now).
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 08:30:33 PM »
Thanks, I liked that :) Urpal, the undertow reminds more of Pushin Too Hard by the Seeds. I see what up mean about Blur though.....
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 08:31:19 PM »
Ps. Don't know which Triffids song she would sing given the themes they cover!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:58:00 AM »
Which then begs the obvious question: if you were to belt out a random Triffids song in a cab, which would it be?  8)
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 01:18:50 AM »
It would really depend if you liked them or not!  :)
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History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:59:59 AM »
Open For You maybes?

Wasn't Stolen Property partly inspired by a back of the cab experience?

Having done some more Courtney Barnett listening over the last few days, she seems talented/gifted. Certainly more than the Suzanne Vega with a flattened Aussie twang you might initially take her for - not that that in itself would be such a bad thing in this day and age.

Shall I stop digging?

What I mean to say is: I like her. I like her stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 03:12:37 PM »
Phew, yup, I do too. Didn't wanna out myself as the only person who was gonna fess up to that, tho.

Anyway... after spending a lot of time very loudly singing Estuary Bed (of all songs) on the way to and from work yesterday, I'd have to go with that. Despite the fact I've never lived near an estuary in my life.
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Re: History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 01:43:03 AM »
Both the Triffids and Courtney left an impression with these folks: http://waggadventure.com/2012/11/11/for-those-about-to-rock/
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History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 07:07:05 AM »
Just last week I came across a potentially upcoming Manchester act called Findlay. Her voice and style reminds me a little of Courtney Barnett. It occurs to me that her song Fever, if given its unexpurgated title, should be called Love The Fever. Coincidence coincidence.

http://m.soundcloud.com/findlay-music/02-fever
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Re: History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 09:17:16 PM »
Courtney Barnett seems to have got herself onto the UK music scene radar during the course of last year - I bought her "A Sea Of Split Peas" CD in my local record shop and have been enjoying it. 

History Eraser is on the BBC6Music playlist at the moment. I've noticed it appearing regularly in show playlists over the last few days, and heard it broadcast on this morning's breakfast show.

You'd have thought the "Triffids song" line might serve as a bit of discreet advertising.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 09:07:08 AM »
Just found a Triffids reference made by another female singer songwriter du jour....

http://www.welovedc.com/tag/sharon-van-etten/

...and I came by it through the rather more obscure promise held out by a coincidental Mijlemans-like turn of phrase used in the final sentence of the review accompanying this forthcoming album stream....

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/09/271518129/first-listen-angel-olsen-burn-your-fire-for-no-witness
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
It is somehow reassuring in these times to find out that people are still finding The Triffids and appreciating David's music. Makes me feel all fuzzy and warm - and I will probably smile beningly at the next hipster I'll stumble accross...   
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Re: History Eraser - Courtney Barrett.
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 07:57:19 AM »
Songs to belt out in the back of a taxi?  Where do I start?  Today's car music of choice was Calenture.  Still the traditionalist using CDs.  Singing along with great joy to 'Holy Water' and, on a more sombre note, 'Jerdacuttup Man'.