Courtney Barnett

One of the most distinctive performers in Australian music, Courtney Barnett‘s reputation precedes her. With her trusty backing band in tow, Barnett has taken her latest album (last year’s Tell Me How You Really Feel) all over the globe with blistering live shows everywhere from Sydney to São Paolo. Throw in a slew of awards, multiple TV appearances and the fact she’s done all of this while remaining completely independent… well, it’s no surprise that she’s ascended to the level of national treasure.