One of the best new singer/songwriters to have filtered through over the past year or so is Aussie Courtney Barnett who has a rare knack for penning delightfully quirky and rambling lyrics and song titles (check out 2013's EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose) all delivered in the kind of laid back (some would call it deadpan) drawl that can make Eels' Mark Oliver Everett sound positively upbeat. That's a good thing by the way, think early Beck meets Bob (Dylan) and you'll have a half decent idea of what it all sounds like. Of course you could just click on the vids above...technology eh? Ain't it marvellous! Anyway, one or two of her UK dates have already sold out but if you're super quick you can possibly grab some for her Hare and Hounds show on Sunday May 18th from our good chums at Birmingham Promoters. Trust me, this'll be a good 'un.