initially found success following the release of her debut EP, entitled Trip
, in September 2012, it featured the single "Run You Down".
A 2013 Triple J Unearthed winner, she earned a spot on the lineup for the annual St Jerome's Laneway Festival of that year. She followed this with support slots for Vance Joy
, Cloud Control
and The Rubens
. 2014 followed with the sophomore EP Community
, and touring with The War On Drugs
. Barter's third EP, entitled AB-EP
, was released in 2015 and featured the single "Hypercolour
". Two singles saw the light of day in 2016 - "Far Away
" in January and "Girlie Bits
" in August. 2016 also involved touring with The Rubens
, City Calm Down
and The Jezabels
and held sold-out single launches in Sydney and Brisbane. During this time, and inspired by her experiences studying music at a university in Melbourne, Barter penned an op-ed piece for Australian media website Junkee in December 2016 about the importance of including women in music history. The piece garnered a large response, including from Yoko Ono, who personally retweeted the article.