Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Punk


band members

James Brennan


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, The Weeknd, Kanye West, Gorillaz, Lupe Fiasco


Unearthed artists we like

Hamza, IJALE, asquith, h.eund, Nerve


Website

linktr.ee/rennanninefive

Bio

RENNAN is a 100% independent artist who has been consistently pushing his sound forward in the Sydney scene since 2016. Having since received Triple J play, Unearthed radio rotation as well as features in Best Before, Stoney Roads and PULP it’s no secret that RENNAN’s work is a stamp of quality. He’s directed two of his own music videos, Honey ft. Ms. Thandi, which is a psychedelic drama and Parachute, a schlocky [Adult Swim] style parody of 80’s VHS dating services.

Written, recorded and produced in one session with Sydney’s most diverse producer DeliPres while their home city was choking in smoke HEATHENS. offers listeners a plate of burning catharsis as RENNAN expresses undying frustration at the cost of our modern, consumption fuelled existence.

On first listen it’s clear that ‘HEATHENS.’ is the culmination of years of experimentation and artistic development, being a true crystallisation of life experiences onboard a sinking ship in late-stage capitalism. It’s a musing on the feeling of hell on earth. A dialogue between a politician, a fallen angel, or any advocate for the unethical indulgences we are privileged enough to have our morality challenged with on a daily basis.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 May 2020

Triple J
40

RENNAN with the fire. You've packed this one to a new level. Clever prod, flow full of character. Dig this!

RENNAN with the fire. You've packed this one to a new level. Clever prod, flow full of character. Dig this!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 May 2020

Triple J
35

Using the stems really well here! Despite cribbing little bits from all these different artists it's sounding cohesive and truly like a Rennan original. Stoked.

Using the stems really well here! Despite cribbing little bits from all these different artists it's sounding cohesive and truly like a Rennan original. Stoked.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

01 May 2020

Triple J
35

RENNAN with inspiration bars, pushing you to make the most of this downtime and come out of it with guns blazing. Like the way you've aligned Tkay's vocals and Flume's synths, very clever!

RENNAN with inspiration bars, pushing you to make the most of this downtime and come out of it with guns blazing. Like the way you've aligned Tkay's vocals and Flume's synths, very clever!