The Courtneys scuzzy brand of indie pop is immediately evokes a warm, hearty feeling, despite the fact that every year, about half a meter of snow falls at their base of operation: Vancouver, British Columbia. The Courtneys album II is a feast for fans of that unmistakable Flying Nun jangle pop glimmer.
During the record's 40-minute journey, The Courtneys smoothly sail on catchy melodies and quick guitar riffs and sound relaxed despite some of the anxieties in their lyrics. The band rarely stray from their lane but the bottomless reserve of fuzz that II runs on ensures The Courtneys get to where they need to go.(Under The Radar)
A record that raises as many smiles as it does questions, The Courtneys channel more wit, fun, humour, and intelligence into ‘The Courtneys II’ than most bands manage in their entire discography. Go seek it out.(Clash)
The Courtneys don’t do anything complicated, and they’ve barely evolved in the three years since their last album, but their formula works so well that it would be madness to change a thing. In a world that seems to be getting more confusing, complicated and bizarre, it’s a delight to have a band that provides simple, uplifting pop music. Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long for the next instalment.(MusicOMH)
The Courtneys in Deutschland:
09.06.17 Schorndorf, Manufaktur
10.06.17 Berlin, Torstraßen Festival
14.06.17 Offenbach, Hafen 2