Saturday, September 19, 2015

Small Town Big Shot.

I don't think I have ever been so excited about an album release as I am this week!
Back in October 2013, Mum heard a song on the radio advertising an out of town band coming to play at a small regional festival and decided our family had to go and check them out.
By the end of the day, Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers had a new fan!
I listened to Fanny's EP everywhere I went in my car and started following her on all the social media outlets that I could. In early 2014 (I think it was) Fanny put a call out for people to donate money through a pozible campaign to crowd fund their debut album. I knew I wanted to help instantly, but I wasn't working much at the time and didn't have many dollars to my name. So I thought about it for a couple of days and then decided I still had to donate and pledged what I could (it wasn't as much as I would have liked, but I knew every little bit would help).
Fast forward to January of this year (2015) and I dragged my parents all the way to the Tamworth Country Music Festival purely to see Fanny perform live again... and she was awesome of course! We got to hear some of the new tracks from the upcoming album and I got more and more excited for it's eventual release...
which was THIS WEEK!
Despite knowing I would be sent a CD copy of the album I also pre-ordered it on iTunes so that I could have access the second it was released. Today I made my way from Canberra down to the coast and listened to the album on repeat for the whole 3 hours... only to get home and find my CD (and pozible pack) waiting on my doorstep! Excitement PLUS!
The album itself is everything I have been waiting for.... My perfect spring/summer soundtrack!
The highlight tracks for me:
- Bravest of Hearts.
It makes me smile. Simple.
- Weatherman.
Fun. Fun. Fun. It's so catchy and upbeat. Reminds me of the kind of song I'd get super excited about if it suddenly came onto a radio station I was listening to.
- Sea Elephant School.
This track is the whole reason we even know who Fanny is. This is the song my mum heard on the radio way back in the day that prompted us to go see Fanny for the first time. Thank god for this song and ABC radio!
- Bastards.
Brilliant. Clever. Well written. Honest. Cheeky.
And it just forces you to sing along!
-I Choose You.
Genuinely one of my favourite songs of all time by any artist ever. I heard this song the first time I ever saw Fanny perform and I think it's one of the reasons I became such a fan. For someone who doesn't write love songs, this girl CAN write a love song!
You can check out Small Town Big Shot on iTunes or Spotify today!

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