With an ear for those golden sounds of indie rock/pop in the early 90’s and a penchant for unironic 90’s pop culture homage, Vancouver, Canada all gal three piece The Courtneys bring their sweet and fuzzy slacker-pop racket to Australia for the very first time in February. Prior to breezing their way into our neck of the woods shortly, Anthony Gebhardt fired off a few questions to guitarist/vocalist Courtney Loove and drummer/lead vocalist Jen Twynn Payne…
Q) Are you preparing yourselves at all for the hot weather you will most likely encounter when you hit our fair shores? (tip: pack swimmers! 🙂
COURTNEY: Yeah we are stoked! Weather sucks in Vancouver right now!
Q) Your sound seems to elicit a lot of comparisons to early 90’s indie – do you get sick of this frame of reference or are you fine with getting pigeonholed as such?
Q) Are there any current Aussie bands that you particularly dig?
5) Just for the hell of it, please place these bands/artists in order from favourite to least favourite:
Erics Trip, Juliana Hatfield, The Go Gos, Sloan, The Sisters of Mercy
There’s certainly nothing gloomy though about The Courtneys, who bring their slacker-pop culture infused, good time vibes to our parts next Thursday, 19 February at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, and Friday, 20 February at The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay.
A certain Mac DeMarco can’t get enough of ’em: check it out!