Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Sufjan Stevens, Iron and wine, Bon Iver, Angus and Julia Stone


band members

Mardi Lumsden - vocals, guitars. Andrew Pennay - producer, synths, banjo, piano, backing vocals. Past members of Mardi Lumsden and the Rising Seas: Jane McEniery - double bass and bass. Dave Callanan - lead and slide guitar, mandolin, glock. Joachim Alfheim - drums.


Influences

Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens


Website

www.mardilumsden.com

Bio

Mardi Lumsden is an alt-folk singer–songwriter from Brisbane, Australia.

Her upcoming debut album, Hiatus, was recorded by husband Andrew Pennay in their home (a converted church).

Mardi has played everywhere from Brisbane to Bethlehem. Her music captures the simplicity and intricacies of human nature.

Mardi Lumsden & the Rising Seas' second EP, Wherever you go, there you are, was recorded with ARIA-award winning producer Magoo at his Applewood studio west of Brisbane, another converted church.

The song "Pieces of the Story" was featured on Australian TV shows including Channel 7’s Winners and Losers and the ABC’s Dance Academy. The film clip for the song has had over 96,000 views on YouTube. Other songs have been featured in ABC’s Time of Our Lives. The EP’s closing track, Classified (WVTM), won the 2010 Q Song award in the Folk/Ballad section and was a finalist for the 2010 Song of the Year.

The Wherever you go, there you are EP received rave reviews from all over the country.

“A bewitching collection of taut alt-folk anthems.” The Courier Mail (Matt Connors 2-3/10/10)

“Sparkling alt-folk gems.” The Age EG (Rohan Trollope 13/8/2010)

“One of our favourite titles of the year: Wherever you go, there you are. The EP is mighty fine too, reminding Howzat! of Aimee Mann, which is a beautiful thing.”
Impress (Jeff Jenkins 11/8/2010)

Live, Lumsden has been described as "a sanguine and superb songbird." (lifemusicmedia.com 12 July 2009).

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

it's a driving indie mix but the subtleties won me over here. touching stuff mardi!

it's a driving indie mix but the subtleties won me over here. touching stuff mardi!

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Jan 2012

Triple J
40

Really cool to hear some interesting vocal experimentation on this. And who can resist those twinkling bells?

Really cool to hear some interesting vocal experimentation on this. And who can resist those twinkling bells?