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. PR: Louvel Yapali @ Gyrostream: louvel@gyrostream.com


Influences

Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens


Website

www.mardilumsden.com

Bio

Longstanding Brisbane folk artist Mardi Lumsden released her debut album Hiatus in late March 2020, a collection of dreamy folk songs filled with heart, soul and commentary on human nature.

The next step in an already long and illustrious career, Hiatus is an eleven-track delight showcasing Mardi's signature ability to weave heartfelt stories together using banjos, keyboards and electronic drums to create a unique genre of dream folk, a fusion of the ethereal atmospheres and textures creating a mixture of dream pop with acoustic-based folk. Recorded and produced by her husband Andrew Pennay in their converted church-turned home studio, tracks such as 'Juniper Trees', 'Someday' and 'Treasure Like This' are delicate, warm and truly uplifting.

The album's release is punctuated by the focus track 'Fiore', written under the inspiration of an Italian summer and the beauty of letting go of relationships. "It's about releasing your expectations and accepting that endings also mean new beginnings," Mardi explains.

Her previous single, 'Heading Home,' also featured on Double J's Tower of Song with Henry Wagons.

Previous success for Mardi Lumsden has included songs from her EP Wherever you go, there you are being featured on Australian TV shows such as Channel 7's Winners and Losers, ABC's Dance Academy and ABC's Time of Our Lives. Also recorded in a church-turned-recording studio (ARIA-winning producer Magoo's Applewood Studios), 'Classified' from the EP received the Q Song Award in the Folk/Ballad category and was nominated for Song of The Year as well as an Australian Songwriting Association award and an International Songwriting Award.

‘Hiatus’ is out NOW.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

i'm all about how you've combined natural, tender beauty then the bigger, bolder moments. nice one mardi!

i'm all about how you've combined natural, tender beauty then the bigger, bolder moments. nice one mardi!

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!