Courtney Barnett releases surprise, unheard track ‘Small Talk’ ahead of UK tour

The track has never been heard before...

Courtney Barnett has released a new, previously unheard song today (October 4) called ‘Small Talk’.

The track was originally written during the recording sessions for her second album, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ which was released earlier this year.


Described as “a song as infectious and charming as she’s ever recorded”, the track hears Barnett sing winsomely over a walking bass-line before launching into ramshackle jams and choruses.

Reviewing Barnett’s last album, NME wrote: “‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ is Courtney Barnett at her angriest and most vulnerable, but being a drinker of details means she can also blow the beauty of life’s little things up to full-size…It’s that candid charm that may just make her the voice of her generation.”

The release comes ahead of Barnett’s headline UK tour next month which will see the Australian star play her biggest London show to date at Brixton Academy.

You can buy tickets for the event here; full details of Barnett’s UK and Ireland tour dates are here:

Mon 12 Nov – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Wed 14 Nov – O2 Brixton Academy, London
Thur 15 Nov – O2 Academy, Oxford
Fri 16 Nov – The Dome, Brighton
Sun 18 Nov – The Great Hall, Cardiff
Mon 19 Nov – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham
Tue 20 Nov – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Wed 21 Nov – Northumbria University, Newcastle