COURTNEY BARNETT

The background: The 26-year-old Melbourne-based singer has a nurtured a growing legion of devotees through a series of DIY releases that have been re-released worldwide to snowballing acclaim. Single’s “Avant Gardener” and “History Eraser” are vivid displays of her magic. Hook-laden fugs of country roots and discordant psychedelia with dream-like narratives.

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.
The buzz: Courtney was nominated for NME’s Best New Band at the 2014 NME Awards!
The truth: She was mentioned by both Rolling Stone and The New York Times as a standout performer.
What to buy: Her double EP “A Sea of Split Peas”
File next to: Angel olsen, Parquet Courts.