Scene News: Courtney Barnett releases video for ‘Dead Fox’

We aren’t even halfway through 2015 and Courtney Barnett has had an incredible year. Her whip-smart debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia. Before completing her sold out Australian tour this weekend with three shows at The Forum in Melbourne, Courtney has shared her new video for ‘Dead Fox’.

‘Dead Fox’ is one of the brightest and poppiest tracks on the record, but also one of the most politically weighted. With this track, Courtney uses vivid, nightmarish imagery of trucks criss-crossing the country, taxidermied kangaroos and “a possum Jackson Pollock…painted in the tar” as a powerful argument against the destructive powers of big business, raging against the death and destruction caused by corporations, simply to “bring us the best price”.

It comes complete with a sharply subversive animated video that features animals taking bloody revenge on humans, with foxes, emus and sharks driving over pedestrians with glee. Courtney’s concept for the clip was animated and directed by Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge as a grisly twist on the imagery of a children’s story book.

COURTNEY BARNETT
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR MAY 2015
SUPPORTED BY TEETH & TONGUE**

THURSDAY MAY 14 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

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