Courtney Barnett (born c. 1988) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, she attracted attention from the North American and UK music press in October 2013 with the release of her debut full-length recording and well-received performances at the CMJ Music Marathon. At the latter event, Barnett was mentioned by both Rolling Stone and The New York Times as a standout performer.
Barnett released her debut EP I've Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris on Milk! Records in 2012. Her follow-up EP, titled How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose, was released the following year. The two EPs were also combined into the full-length package The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, released on 15 October 2013 on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. A Sea of Split Peas was named the album of the week by Stereogum and was well received by other reviewers, particularly the track "Avant Gardener".