Courtney Barnett at Invisible Wind Factory has been following Liverpool around through the minimal yet powerful black and white posters around town. Apt as these two qualities describe this artist perfectly.
Well-structured songs. Big, fuzzy rock n roll guitar riffs. Effortlessly cool style that puts you in mind of Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde and Deborah Harry.
The band went right in with ‘Rae Street’ and the whole place went right in with them.
The energy was loud, it was electric, it was completely engaging from start to finish. ‘On Script,’ (Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile song) seemed to be a crowd favourite and mellowed the set creating a wave of melancholic beauty. The setlist was a perfect mix of emotion- the whole place erupted when guitar feedback signalled that, ‘Pedestrian at Best,’ was next.
Barnett finished and come back for an encore with, ‘Oh the Night’ and ‘Before You Gotta Go,’ from her latest album. ‘Things Take Time, Take Time.’
As always an infallible, captivating and outstanding performance.
Courtney Barnett is leading the way for modern female punk and we are here for it.
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