“Intimate without ever feeling too precious”, says Jen Cloher about her latest self-titled release. Characterised by a variation of outwards and inwards focus, the punk-rock figurehead of the Melbourne DIY music scene shines us a light into her processes of artistic and personal growth. It’s normal to hear sonic comparisons between Cloher and partner Courtney Barnett (and vice versa); the couple’s relationship forms part of the albums foundation, the other half? A bold and self-assured character and a ripper talent for lyric, music and rhythm. Jen Cloher: a welcome incarnation of punk rocks sine qua non.