Fanny Lumsden

Interview: Fanny Lumsden, fresh from Glastonbury, talks new album Hey Dawn, songwriting and family

August 4, 2023

Hey Dawn a new album by Fanny Lumsden is out this Friday, 4th of August. Hey Dawn is Fanny’s fourth album, following her award-winning release Fallow (2020). Fallow debuted at #10 on the all-genre ARIA charts and took out Best Country Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards. The album also secured five CMAA Golden Guitar […]

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Aussies Abroad: 9 Australian acts performing at Glastonbury 2023 this weekend

June 21, 2023

Glastonbury Festival, known for its diverse lineup and unforgettable performances, is set to have another monumental year. Scattered throughout the legendary lineup are a few of the finest Australian acts. They will share the stage with some of the biggest international acts, with names like Elton John, the Arctic Monkeys, and Guns N’ Roses headlining […]

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New Music Discoveries March 3rd: Holy Holy, Cub Sport, Daughter and more

March 3, 2023

As we roll into March, we’ve added ten new songs to our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our track of the week is “Messed Up” from Holy Holy and features rapper Kwame. Holy Holy are a band that are always willing to experiment with new sounds and directions. They’ve certainly done that in […]

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The Skyball Concert Series: Dashville showcases live music over 2 epic weekends

October 8, 2020

With festivals banned due to the current pandemic, organisers have either had to postpone, cancel or in the case of the Johnstons of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, think outside the square. ‘Dashville’, near Belford, in the Hunter Valley in NSW has been the home of the Gumball Festival since 2005. This little gem of […]

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Win a double pass to Fanny Lumsden’s Country Halls Tour show at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf

October 30, 2019

Australia’s finest country star Fanny Lumsden has been touring Country Halls of Australia for what feels like the better part of a decade now – and next week she’s bringing the spirit of the tour to the big metropolis of Sydney, where she’s taking over the Giant Dwarf Theatre with very special guest Melody Moko. The […]

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Meet the 22 Aussies heading to Nashville for AmericanaFest 2018

September 4, 2018

The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST will take over many of Nashville’s iconic music venues later this month. Running from the 11th – 16th September the festival is a great opportunity for artists – emerging and established – to showcase their work, form international ties and win sponsors. Australia’s national music export initiative, Sounds Australia, will be […]

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PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

July 26, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen’s Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and creatives who have accomplished massive things over the last year. Performances stunned, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Bad//Dreems, Stella Donnelly, Baker Boy and Alex The Astronaut doling out impressive numbers on stage, while Dylan […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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Interview: Fanny Lumsden talks writing on the road and exploring Australia through music

September 25, 2017

She’s more than a troubadour. In the last two years, Fanny Lumsden has been travelling the country and abroad learning more and being inspired by her surroundings and the experiences she’s been having along the way. With her sophomore record Real Class Act, out now, Lumsden has continued to carve out a hot spot for herself within the […]

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Fanny Lumsden performs Real Class Act opener “Watershed” as part of the AU Sessions!

September 20, 2017

A long time AU favourite, Fanny Lumsden stopped by AU HQ in Sydney recently with hubby Dan Stanley Freeman for a bit of a chat and a special live performance for the AU Sessions series. With a brand new album in Real Class Act being released on September 22nd, Lumsden has been hitting the promo trail hard; the […]

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Ziggy Ramo to Teischa: 10 artists set to breakthrough BIGSOUND 2017

August 16, 2017

With more than 130 acts spread out over four days, across 18 venues, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND festival definitely earns its name. Even glossing over the expansive program of artists for this year has gotten us a bit light headed, but there have been a group of artists we’re keen to be checking out below – if […]

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Fanny Lumsden on the Broadbeach Country Music Festival, home town nostalgia and more

April 12, 2017

As real fan favourite of the country music industry, Fanny Lumsden  is riding an absolute wave of success. Off the back of an incredible awards season, which includes  a Golden Guitar win and an ARIA nomination, Fanny will be gracing the stages of one of the biggest country music events in the country – Broadbeach Country […]

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Travis Collins takes home three CMC music awards as 2017 winners are revealed

March 24, 2017

It’s been yet another incredible year of Australian country music, and what a better way to cap it off then with the 2017 CMC awards. Hosted by Morgan Evans, the award ceremony, now in its 7th year, is the only viewer voted country music awards in the industry, giving fans and listeners a real chance to back their […]

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Seven amazing artists discovered at the second annual Australian Music Week

November 8, 2016

Now in its second year, Australian Music Week took over Cronulla over the weekend from a run of showcases featuring artists from Australia, Canada, Scotland and the USA. It was an impressive three days, and along the way I discovered a pile of amazing artists – primarily of the Folk / Country / Blues / […]

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Fanny Lumsden on this year’s Country Halls Tour, her ARIA nomination & the importance of regional touring

November 1, 2016

It’s fair to say that with her debut album Small Town Big Shot, Sydney’s Fanny Lumsden has been thrown well and truly into the spotlight; while she’s had a great reputation as a live performer and musician established for some time now, the album has brought Lumsden much acclaim and most recently, an ARIA Award nomination for […]

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Music Video of the Day: Fanny Lumsden “Bravest of Hearts” (2016)

October 26, 2016

Fanny Lumsden has an ARIA nomination rightfully to her name, with her debut Small Town Big Shot up for Best Country Album this November. For the Sydney based musician, it’s another bit of praise heaped onto the pile of acclaim she’s received for her work both on stage and in-and-out of studio. A captivating performer, Lumsden […]

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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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Australian Music Week names White Blanks, IVY, Bootleg Rascal & more on new artist announcement

September 28, 2016

Australian Music Week has just announced the second and final list of artists set to perform at the music summit this November in Cronulla, NSW. This live music and entertainment industry conference is an annual gathering of industry professionals, artists, producers and anyone who wants to get the most out of what can at the best […]

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12 Aussie Album & EP releases you may have missed…Part I!

April 4, 2016

2016 has been producing some strong music already from some of our favourite Australian artists while some new kids on the block have also been coming through strong and making their impact known with some solid debut albums. Over the past few months, we’ve been looking back at the year that was, 2015, sifting through […]

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Fanny Lumsden tells us what to expect from her Courtyard Sessions gig this Friday!

March 3, 2016

The wonderful Fanny Lumsden becomes the latest Sydney artist to hit up the Courtyard Sessions at the Seymour Centre as part of the free series of music being offered to local music lovers! Ahead of her set on Friday (live music continuing through until 9pm), Lumsden clues us in on what to be expecting from her […]

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Courtyard Sessions returns to the Seymour Centre with 8 free all-age events over 7 weeks!

January 28, 2016

The Seymour Centre will be providing Sydneysiders the opportunity to get involved in some fantastic free concerts with their Courtyard Sessions, returning in February with a stellar line up of musicians. Enjoy the last weeks of summer with free tunes, and some great food and drink options on offer. Roaming perfomers, family friendly games and […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 17, 2015

Earlier today we finished up the countdown of our 40 favourite songs of 2015, and now we commence our top 40 albums of 2015, showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over the world – including plenty here at home… Here we go with 40 to 31: 40. Miguel – Wildheart “This album is pure […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Two – 30 to 21

December 16, 2015

We continue our countdown of 40 favourite tracks of 2015 with a fantastic run of local talent to kick us off. If you want to look back at the first 10 tracks, click HERE. Watch and listen to the run of 10 songs first and then read through our thoughts on the tracks after… 30. […]

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

January 20, 2015

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 […]

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