Courtney Barnett wins Best Rock Album at 2018 ARIA Awards

Courtney Barnett (photo by Christo Herriot) made history when she became the first ever solo female artist to win the Best Rock Album category at the ARIA Awards. Barnett’s achievement was all the more significant given the fact that she released her album independently through her own label Milk! Records, she’s the second fully independent artist to win the award.

The award is deserved recognition for Barnett whose second album Tell Me How You Really Feel lived up to near-impossibly high expectations and has seen her touring globally to packed houses for much of the year. Recognition at home for an artist who has become truly global.

Barnett and her band (featuring Dave Mudie, Bones Sloane and Katie Harkin) also ignited the The Star Event Centre with a fierce performance of ‘Charity’, the exclusive version ‘Charity (ARIA AWARDS)’ is available via Apple Music here.

This summer will see them bring their scorching live show back home to festival stages across the country. They’ll be headlining Fairgrounds Festival this weekend and continuing in early 2019 with Laneway Festival, Mona Foma and Mountain Sounds.

Today it has been announced the band will play two very special shows with Camp Cope in Darwin and Cairns in January 2019. The dream two-show-only line-up of two of Australia’s most powerful live acts should make for some extraordinary performances in the country’s far north.

Listen / purchase Tell Me How You Really Feel here.



Wednesday 30th January – The Pint Club, Darwin w/ Camp Cope
Thursday 31st January – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns w/ Camp Cope


Saturday 1st December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th January – Mona Foma, Launceston

Monday 28th January – Laneway Festival, Auckland
Saturday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Sunday 3rd February – Laneway Festival, Sydney
Friday 8th February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Saturday 9th February – Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Sunday 10th February – Laneway Festival, Fremantle

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th February – Mountain Sounds, Mount Penang

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