"Lotta Sea Lice" is the collaborative album from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile: two exceptional musicians and great friends who have crafted an album that captures those talents and dynamics perfectly. It's the result of eight days in the studio, spread over almost 15 months in between other touring and recording commitments. The first introduction was 'Over Everything', an instant hit of blues riffs, unhurried rock rhythms and playful poetry traded back and forth. Second single 'Continental Breakfast' was also immediate in appeal - a country folk song seemingly effortless in its ability to evoke deep friendship over time and distance. The entire LP reflects the unique skills of all artists involved, offering a generous catalogue of creative insights in the process. Further friends are enlisted, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint, Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three, and Mick Harvey among them. Alongside the original works are a few covers: Courtney's compelling interpretation of Kurt's 'Peepin’ Tomboy', a stunning version of Jen Cloher's 'Fear is like A Forest', and a harmonious take on Belly’s '90s underground hit 'Untogether'.
Lotta Sea Lice
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile