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Courtney Barnett’s “How to Boil An Egg” is Available Now

SEEN has been enjoying the guitar-driven quirky musical stylings of the talented Courtney Barnett. Typically infectious, barnstorming and deadpan, “How To Boil An Egg” is a standalone brand new track from the critically lauded singer-songwriter. It was recorded as a contribution to an exciting collaboration between two of Australia’s leading independent labels, Milk! Records (the label which she founded with her partner, Jen Cloher) and Bedroom Suck.

“How To Boil An Egg” is the result of studio experimentations where Barnett played every instrument herself, and is a reworked version of one of the first songs she ever wrote. In her own words:


”I used to perform this song at all the open-mics when i was 21. It never got recorded, so for personal-posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doing some demos for my next album. In the tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like “Pickles From The Jar” or “Three Packs A Day”, I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.”
 

Designed to offer a fascinating insight into the tight-knit community of Australia’s compulsive collaborators, this Singles Club union features hand-picked artists from the scene.

“How To Boil An Egg” is available on digital and streaming services and as an exclusive physical release on Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck’s Split Singles Club. There are still a limited number of vinyl subscriptions available at www.splitsingles.club

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Freeman Releases ‘Lay On’

West London-based singer-songwriter and abstract artist, FREEMAN released his debut single on Catapult Records on the 22nd of September 2017. SEEN has been listening and enjoying the chilled-out vibe.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.