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the AU interview: Fanny Lumsden (NSW) Chats About Her Debut Album and Musical Influences

Fanny Lumsden has just released her debut album, Small Town Big Shot, as her single, ‘Soapbox’ rapidly climbs the Country Musical Channel charts. As she and her band gear up for a Country Halls tour in support of the album, we catch up with her to discuss her new record, as well as her musical influences. Click through for the full interview.

Album Review: Fanny Lumsden "Small Town Big Shot" (2015 LP)

A glorious, warm and varied alt-country album by rural Australia’s very own Fanny Lumsden, Small Town Big Shot is a hugely impressive debut that brims with Fanny’s vivacious personality and an abundance of talent. From the get-go Fanny Lumsden and her band The Thrillseekers’ music (and on stage presence) had something special with their vibrant country spirit – from their cowboy boot toe-tapping tunes to upbeat tales that only a born and bred farm girl could tell.

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night Two - Part One (10.09.15)

And so BIGSOUND Live continues into its second night. The conference is still going, and people moving distinctively slower tonight than they were last night. However with plenty of fresh new live music to partake in, there is not time for sleep yet!

Spectrum Now announces free music program for their Spectrum Playground Hub in Sydney's The Domain

The current Spectrum Now is in full swing with the recent launch of their free outdoor hub Spectrum Playground, a potent mix of food, music, film, and culture. While concepts from the likes of Messina, LP's Quality Meats, and Newtown burger gods Mary's are holding it down the food side in The Nosh Pit, the city-wide festival has announced a huge music program of local artists set to take the stage at The Domain over the next week, including Deep Sea Arcade, Richard In Your Mind, Jack Carty, and Cabins.

More highlights from the first AU sessions in Sydney featuring Fanny Lumsden and Tim Chaisson

Today we're very excited to announce that following the first ever AU Sessions last month in Sydney, from February onwards we will be putting on a monthly event at The Hive Bar in Erskineville - on the last Tuesday of every month! Stay tuned for more details on the lineups! But until then, come and look back with us at performances from Tim Chaisson and Fanny Lumsden from our December 2014 event!

Photo Gallery: The AU Sessions presents The AU Awards ft. Tim Chaisson + Fanny Lumsden - The Hive Bar, Erskineville (09.12.14)

The AU Awards were presented in Sydney last night as part of the new Sessions series at The Hive Bar in Erskineville. Johnny Au arrived home from Hong Kong just in time for the event and brings us photos of some of the winners, alongside performances from Sydney's Fanny Lumsden and Canada's Tim Chaisson.

Feature: 10 Unmissable Shows at the 2014 Darwin Festival!

The 2014 Darwin Festival brings possibly one of its strongest programs yet this year, being Artistic Director Edwina Lunn's final year at the helm. Celebrating not only the amazing culture of Darwin's artistic community, but that of Australia's performing artists, theatre community, music industry and more, the Darwin Festival this year proves again that there is something for everyone. We've picked out ten great shows you can't miss if you're going to be perusing the program trying to work out your own schedule for the August 7-24 event or if you'll be pondering whether or not to make the trip north for some warmth and good times this year.

Photo Gallery: the AU review's 5th Birthday Party - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (22.08.13)

the AU review's 5th birthday celebration kicked off at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney with some of our finest musicians: Locals Cogel, Maples, The Guppies and Adelaide's Messrs, DJ sets from Future Love Hangover, F!NGERT!P$ and Lime Cordiale plus one a one-off headlining jam featuring members of Papa Vs Pretty, Tales in Space, Dappled Cities with Little Fox, Jack Carty, Fanny Lumsden and Richard Cuthbert! Photos by Nathan Atkins.

CLOSED Win a double VIP pass to The AU Review's 5th birthday party in Sydney!

To celebrate the last five years, the AU review has put together a run of lineups around the country that showcase the last five years of Australian music! The first event will be held at Sydney's vibrant Oxford Art Factory.

The Arts Review - What's Happening in the World of Art & Film (issue 030)

In This Issue: Winter Rumpus brings music and art to the inner west on Sundays, The Darwin International Film Festival announces the first round of films, Comedy comes to Melbourne at Rue Bebelons, the Australian Singing Competition prepares for the Finals, War Witch and Rollertown win Canadian Film Festival 2012 awards, and the Sydney Fringe Festival gets set to take over Newtown!

Photo Gallery: the AU review's 4th Birthday Party: 'Magical Mystery Tour' Tribute Night - Oxford Art Factory (03.08.12)

We celebrated our 4th Birthday in style with a night celebrating the music of The Beatles at the Oxford Art Factory! Members of Dappled Cities, Deep Sea Arcade, City Riots, Regular John, Cameras, Lime Cordiale, Guineafowl and Chance Waters with Lilian Blue were among the artists to feature on the night.

Daniel Merriweather + Fantine + Fanny Lumsden - Tone (10.08.11)

Every now and then an intimate Sydney venue gains a coup – a rare, raw performance from an internationally recognised artist. Even rarer is when this artist happens to be Australian. Wednesday night at Tone, this was exactly what took place when New York based Daniel Merriweather took to the stage for an intimate, acoustic, naturally sold out performance, in front of a couple of hundred fans.