The Courtneys (CAN)
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy "artisanal grunge".
The first Courtneys album (self titled) came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band's hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac DeMarco.
It was The Courtneys tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 which saw them cement their signing to Flying Nun Records and today, the ridiculously charming trio who stole hearts the first time around are stoked to announce they’ll be returning to the great southern lands in August, 2017 to celebrate the release of their impeccable sophomore LP with Aus/NZ fans.
Endless hooks, driving guitars and finely crafted melodies blend perfectly together to create the sweet concoction that is The Courtneys sound. And these elements shine on II, which garnered international acclaim as a “supremely catchy second album,” according to Pitchfork who also lauded “Minnesota” with Best New Track while in Australia it caught ‘Album of the Week’ status at PBSFM, RTR FM, The Music, Beat Magazine and high rotation at FBi.
They’re a band you could say that should be at the top of your ‘must see' lists and rightly so, as they again will provide Australian and New Zealand audiences to a special treat of their blisteringly delightful and energy filled sophomore in a live setting.
For those who have not heard the sweet jangle of The Courtneys tunes before, this is the perfect time to catch up, for those who have, we'll see you soon for a dance!
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
THE COURTNEYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "II" OUT FEB 17 ON FLYING NUN
OXFORD ART FACTORY (GALLERY)
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BYRON BAY, NSW