Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile recently teamed up to create one of the best rock records to be released so far this year, Lotta Sea Lice. Now, the duo have done what we expect of them, and absolutely smashed their performance on one of US TV’s favourite late night shows.
The other Kurt and Courtney recently released their debut collaborative album to great critical acclaim around the world, resulting in a #5 position on the ARIA charts, and a #4 position on the US Independent Albums chart – not too shabby. Now with the duo in the middle of a US tour in support of the record, they stopped by The Late Show to add late-night TV audiences into their legions of fans, as Pitchfork notes.
“My next guest joined forces to make their new album, Lotta Sea Lice,” said host Stephen Colbert in his introduction of the pair before Kurt and Courtney jumped into a rousing rendition of their track ‘Over Everything’. The studio audience appeared to absolutely adore the stellar performance, reacting with applause and excitement that usually goes far beyond what’s expected for a performance such as this.
Of course, it didn’t stop there though, with the duo also recording a bonus performance of ‘Continental Breakfast’ while backstage in The Late Show studios. Intimate and acoustic, this extra performance shows Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile doing what they do best, and sharing emotive music with only minimal instrumentation to back them.
While the duo have been impressing audiences all over the US with the product of their collaborative efforts, we’re still hoping for their tour to hit up Aussie shores. With Kurt Vile being no stranger to Australia and its great musical venues, we can only hope that the pair will decide to treat audiences here with some brilliant performances sooner rather than later.