Please meet Leanne Tennant

Leanne is the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award recipient, and 3 x time Qld Music winner.

Her new single Bring It All Back last week received a Queensland Music Award which follows a huge year for the single which has also been added to all British Airways in-flight entertainment.  

Her brand new single Everspin, ring It All Back, and Cherry Cola  are currently receiving support across BBC Radio (UK), KCRW (USA) and Bring It All Back has just being added to British Airways in-flight entertainment. She is currently receiving rotation on Double J, RAGE, including 'Wild One' pick, #1 on Amazing Radio Charlie Ashcroft (UK), and featured in premieres across New York, France, Germany and London. Her new album is set to be released in May 2020.

Tennant is set to release her final single in April, in the lead up to the full album release on May 8, 2020.   

Exhausted at the end of tour.  Leanne Tennant walked into Sydney’s Chinatown Mall and sat with her headphones on: “I felt very still, deflated and happy at the same time, watching the busy world spin by.’’ She began writing lyrics to capture her complicated emotions and that became Everspin, the third extraordinary single previewing her next album. After the folk-blues-jazz flavours of Pull Up Your Britches (2015) and Red Wine, Late Nights (2016) introduced Brisbane-raised, Cairns-based Tennant’s powerful songs to the world, new album Happiness Is … strikes in bold new directions, from the indie-pop groove of Bring It All Back to Everspin’s last-rays-of-summer glow. The song was recorded at Airlock Studios west of Brisbane with producer Yanto Browning (Amy Shark, The Belligerents) and Spiderbait’s Kram on drums. Tennant says: “The song was recorded in the first take and after we did it Kram said, ‘That sounds like Brisbane.’ I can hear it too.”



“Bring It All back is a display of astute, mature pop music, delivered with grace and emotion.” - CLASH MAGAZINE, London

“Listening to Bring It All Back, is a testament to how piercingly clear Tennant’s songwriting intent is.  The vocals flow forth from the mix with all the clarity and warmth of a sunbeam after a rainstorm.” - ATWOOD MAGAZINE, USA

“The track has that energy of simmering anger mixed with the sweet sound of forgiveness and that’s not an easy blend to pull off in a song.” - LISTEN WITH MONGER, London

4**** The simple guitar picking at the start draws you straight in. The atmosphere Tennant has created through the song - with the stomping rhythm and the layers of voices - brings out such an ominous mood.” - RICHARD KINGSMILL - TRIPLE J

4**** This could be weird to read but I really love the way your voice wraps around vowels. The production is deluxe too, simmering reverb that gives the song a sun dapped quality and works with the build. Beautiful stuff.” - ZAN ROWE - DOUBLE J

4**** Nicely done from Leanne Tennant on this new track. I can confirm that it burrows deep beneath the skin after just a couple of listens.” - DAVE RUBY HOWE - TRIPLE J UNEARTHED

4**** “I love the layering in this. It’s unpredictable able without being jarring, and draws you in from the get-go.” LUCY SMITH - TRIPLE J

“If you thought Leanne Tennant was still a country artist, you haven't been paying attention. 'Bring It All Back' sees her even more wholly venture into synthpop territory than ever before, her natural vocal and the occasional guitar flourish the only reminder of her (still excellent) past musical life. It'll be interesting to hear where she goes from here. We'll be listening.” - DAN CONDON - DOUBLE J

"A bit MØ, a little bit of BANKS, and the musical answer to what would have been if Lana Del Rey had been a bit happier”. TONSPION, - GERMANY

"A beautiful voice that rocks you through effective melodies, a production and a perfect realization, a song of simply great quality. Like us, you will not hesitate to take a closer look at Leanne Tennant's musical catalog and we can tell you that you will not be disappointed."  IGGY MAGAZINE, - FRANCE

"Right from the haunting acapella intro, Leanne Tennant's commandingly haunting vocals latch on. "Gentle Annie" — the first track lifted from her forthcoming second album, Red Wine, Late Nights — teasingly edges towards complete collapse or euphoric explosion (dependent on your own perspective), as Tennant slowly succumbs to the soulful darkness of her late-night world." - ROLLING STONE

"Hearing her, without having seen her live, you can imagine she's standing there like Big Mama Thornton, with a guitar pointed at you and a no-nonsense attitude." - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD



British Airways Addition '#NextBigThing' - 2020

Queensland Music Award 'Bring It All Back' - 2020

KCRW Premiere - USA, Los Angeles - 2020

Featured in Museum of Brisbane 'High Rotation' exhibition - 2019

Featured in Clash Magazine, London - 2019

Featured in Pop Dust, New York - 2019

Featured in Made in Shoreditch, London - 2019

Featured in Broadway World, New York - 2019

Producers pick, BBC Radio - 2019

Picked up by Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 - 2019

AMRAP Metro Charts top 10 - 2019

RAGE 'Wild One' + RAGE addition- 2019

Rotation Double J - 2019

Spot Rotation Triple J Unearthed - 2019

4*** Reviews Triple J - 2019

Playlisted 'Best new music' Amazon Music - 2019

Playlisted 'Best new arrivals' Double J, Spotify - 2019

Playlisted 'Roots n All' Triple J, Spotify - 2019

Rotation on KCR Radio, California

Rotation on Stag Radio, UK

Rotation on Celtic Music Radio, Scotland

Rotation on Artefaktor, Mexico

Playlisted Radio KC, France

Winner of Carol Lloyd Award - $15'000 - 2018

Winner of Qld Music Award - Blues & Roots for track GENTLE ANNIE - 2017

Triple Z - Hot 100 (2017)

Mentorship w/ Kram - Spiderbait - 2017

Nominated for the Grant McLennan FellowshipNominated for 3 x Qld Music Awards

Rolling Stone Premiere - 2016

Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail reviews - 2016

Billy Thorpe Scholarship Nomination - 2016

Triple Z - Hot 100 - 2016 & 2017

Invited to showcase BIGSOUND, Red Deer Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots - 2016

Support on the Cold Chisel tour - 2015

Support on the Ash Grunwald tour - 2015

Invited to showcase at JB Arts Festival, Malaysia - 2015

Qld Music Award - 2015

Support Colin Hay "Men At Work" - 2012