Singer tells NME their duet is 'cool, weird and awesome'

Courtney Barnett has spoken of her delight at featuring on a new song by The Breeders.

Barnett recorded backing vocals on a song for The Breeders’ new album while she was touring near their studio in Ohio in June.

Barnett told NME: “Singing with The Breeders was a total fan girl moment. It’s crazy that I’m on a Breeders song. My contribution is tiny: you wouldn’t know it’s me. But I know it’s me and it’s amazing that it’s happened .”

Asked to describe their song, Barnett said: “It sounds like The Breeders – cool, weird and awesome.”

Speaking to NME before her show at Latitude, Barnett said she was only now feeling comfortable with playing festivals.

Barnett said: “I used to think you could only play your faster, louder songs at festivals. I thought you had to grab people’s attention and only play the poppies, more infectious songs.”

She added: “For ages, I didn’t play ‘Kim’s Caravan’ at festivals, as it’s so slow and dark. But people love that song, and now I realise the ebb and flow of a festival show is really important. My songs have changed so much since I started playing them live anyway. I inject them with different energy and different frustrations over time.”