Courtney Barnett Covers INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” for Australian Marriage Equality Ad

Featured in "First Dance" Ad for iPhone X

Feb 26, 2018
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Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett is releasing a new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, on May 18 via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records. Previously she shared its first single, "Nameless, Faceless," via a video for the song. (It was our #1 Song of the Week.) Now she has covered a song by her fellow countrymen INXS, "Never Tear Us Apart" from their 1987 album Kick. Her cover appears in a new one-minute long Australian iPhone X ad entitled "First Dance" that celebrates marriage equality, as same-sex marriage was legalized in the country late last year. The video features various same-sex weddings. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Last year Barnett teamed up with American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile for the collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which came out in October via Matador. (It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.)

Read our 2017 interview with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on Lotta Sea Lice.

Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop in 2015 and it landed at #6 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list.

Also read our joint interview between Barnett and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, from our Best of 2015 issue.

Courtney Barnett Tour Dates:

USA Album Launch Shows:
Sun 29th April - Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival
Fri 4th May - Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival
Sun 6th May - San Francisco, CA at August Hall (SOLD OUT) *
Thur 10th May - Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union (SOLD OUT) *
Mon 14th May - Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall (SOLD OUT) **
Wed 16th May - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer (SOLD OUT) %
Sat 19th May - Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) %
Mon 21st May - Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall (Tiffany Dome) (SOLD OUT) ^^


Sat 25th May - Belfast at BBC's Biggest Weekend
Tues 29th May - Leeds at O2 Academy +
Wed 30th May - Brussels at Ancienne Belgique +
Thu 31st May - Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda +
Sat 2nd June - Glasgow at Barrowlands +
Sun 3rd June - London at All Points East Festival
Mon 4th June - Manchester at Academy +
Tues 5th June - Bristol at O2 Academy +
Wed 6th June - London at Roundhouse +
Sat 9th June - Paris at Bataclan +
Sun 10th June - Luxembourg at Den Atelier +
Mon 11th June - Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus +
Wed 13th June - Cologne at Live Music Hall +


Tues 10th July - Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall ^
Weds 11th July - Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival
Thurs 12th July - North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA ^
Sat 14th July - Columbus OH at Newport Music Hall ^
Sun 15th July - Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival
Tues 17th July - St. Louis, MO at The Pageant ^
Wed 18th July - Kansas City, MO at Truman ^
Sat 21st July - Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field ~#
Tues 24th July - Washington DC at The Anthem ^
Wed 25th July - Brooklyn, NY at Prospect Park Bandshell ^#
Sat 28th July - Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival

* with Jay Som
** with Molly Burch
% with Palehound
^^ with LALA LALA
+ with Loose Tooth
^ with Vagabon
~ with Big Thief
# with Julien Baker

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