Bernard Fanning

Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Olympia + Tia Gostelow – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (14.02.20)

February 15, 2020

It was a beautiful evening in Sydney last night, not something we’ve been able to say very often of late. An early start at Taronga Zoo for the twilight series of concerts, and therefore an early exit from work is an added bonus to what is always an excellent night out. This Friday night had […]

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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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Live Review: Bernard Fanning’s Brutal Dawn tour brings out strong numbers to Melbourne’s northside

October 30, 2017

Piling into the Croxton Bandroom on Thornbury’s High Street on Thursday evening, an audience representing a broad demographic of music fan take in the tones of two of Melbourne’s own, Oh Pep! – a long anticipated return to home turf gigging for Olivia Hally and Pep Emmerichs, who have spent a good deal of the past two years on […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is headed to Mount Panorama this November

August 7, 2017

A new music festival is bringing some of the country’s best loved artists to the central west of NSW this November – welcome Inland Sea of Sound. Heading to Mount Bathurst, the festival offers its attendees a camping experience in a great location, while being able to sample local produce and take in two days’ worth […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Two) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (22.07.17)

July 23, 2017

Day Two at Splendour in the Grass brought the almighty Queens of the Stone Age to Byron Bay, the likes of Future Islands, Bad//Dreems and Catfish and The Bottlemen, along with some true favourites of Australian music including Paul Kelly and Bernard Fanning (how about that surprise Powderfinger reunion??). Photos by Andrew Wade. [print_gllr id=42560] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Powderfinger’s surprise reunion at Splendour reinforces their status as one of Australia’s best

July 23, 2017

Just after 5:30pm yesterday, Bernard Fanning noted to his Splendour in the Grass crowd that it had been 10 years since his former band, a little known Powderfinger, had played the event, so why the hell not, let’s get a reunion happening. Now, for many Australian music fans, the ‘Finger will have had some kind of presence in their childhoods, […]

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Bernard Fanning’s Australian tour expands with the release of new single, “America (Glamour and Prestige)”

July 13, 2017

Bernard Fanning‘s Australian tour continues to clock more shows as the countdown to the Brutal Dawn national run edges closer and closer. Today, he has dropped a brand new single in “America (Glamour and Prestige)”, with the addition of three new shows to the tour also coming in tow. Fanning will be performing extra shows in […]

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Interview: Bernard Fanning embraces the ‘non-trendy’ nature of Civil Dusk & Brutal Dawn

June 28, 2017

Bernard Fanning speaks to me with a weathered cynicism and humour of a musician who has most certainly done this all before. By ‘this’, I mean the usual press junket that accompanies an album release or a tour announcement. Thankfully, the ice between us had already been broken back in 2016, when I interviewed him […]

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Music Video Of The Day: Bernard Fanning “Isn’t It a Pity” (2017)

May 1, 2017

Everyone’s favourite son Bernard Fanning is back with yet another single, from yet another album, and honestly the man can do no wrong. His latest offering, “Isn’t It a Pity,” taken from Brutal Dawn set to be released on May 26, is catchy, nostalgic and will make you long for the release. The accompanying clip, created by Lucy Dyson pays homage […]

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Festival Photos: Bluesfest Day Five ft. Neil Finn, Beth Hart & Kasey Chambers – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay (17.04.17)

April 18, 2017

As the sun set on the final day of the 28th Byron Bay Bluesfest, the audience were treated to performances by Neil Finn, Beth Hart and Kasey Chambers, with a surprise visit from Bernard Fanning. During the day Vasti Jackson performed with Playing for Change and Billy Bragg and Joe Henry performed songs from the […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Flight of the Conchords, Flume & Crowded House: the 2016 ARIA Awards go down in Sydney

November 23, 2016

Australian music’s night of nights was celebrated at one of the main, if not the, Sydney venue largely seen as responsible for the stranglehold and death of the city’s live music culture – The Star. The irony wasn’t lost on many and thanks to Flume in particular, the Keep Sydney Open message of supporting the smaller local […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Bernard Fanning touring Civil Dusk through October & November

July 28, 2016

Off the back of his recent double-album release news, Bernard Fanning has announced a brand new Australian tour (alongside the awesome Dustin Tebbutt and Ainslie Wills) for October and November. The first of the two albums, Civil Dusk, is set for release on August 5th and has already spawned the well-received tune “Wasting Time” – check out the music video […]

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Bernard Fanning lining up for two-part album release with Civil Dusk and Brutal Dawn

June 24, 2016

Bernard Fanning has revealed his latest project this week, announcing that he will be releasing a special two-part series of albums both this year and in the early stages of 2017. For fans who’ve been waiting on the former Powderfinger-frontman to drop a follow up to 2013’s Departures, talk about a double whammy! The first edition, Civil Dusk, […]

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Bernard Fanning releases new song “Belly of the Beast” in the lead up to the Federal Election

May 11, 2016

Bernard Fanning has today released a new tuned penned especially in light of the upcoming Federal election in “Belly of the Beast”. Not an official release from Fanning’s forthcoming new album, the song encourages voters to make their voices heard. Fanning has said of the new tune. “There are federal elections coming up across the western […]

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