Please meet LT
Hailing from Cairns, Australia, LT has earned a reputation as one of Queensland’s hardest working independent artists.
Her new single ACT YOUR AGE is a further glimpse into the sparkling alternative, indie-pop sound she is becoming known for.
LT teamed up with two of Australia's most renowned writers, Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, G-Flip, Meg Mac) and Edwin White (Vance Joy) to write Act Your Age which explores themes of Ageism in the music industry, and societal pressures and expectations. Upon release it secured placements on Apple Music 'New in Pop - Germany' and 'New in Pop - Austria', was added to Marketing Melodies in-store entertainment for all major retail outlets across AU and NZ, and featured in UK based publications Clash Magazine, Notion Magazine and Celebmix, and has just returned from her showcase for a BBC Radio curated event in Liverpool, followed by an invite to be featured as their 'In-Session' artist on radio BBC Introducing.
This is the follow up single to ROLLERCOASTER which in only a few weeks after release landed Spotify global Editorial playlists - Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, Pop Edge, and took out 1st place in this years International Songwriting Competition and 1st place in Unsigned Only. Rollercoaster stood out over 15,000 entries from across the globe and judges included artists such as Mariah Carey, Arlo Parks, Jennifer Hudson and Industry reps Warner, Sony and Glassnote Records, to name a few.
She has won 3 x Qld Music Awards, the Carol Lloyd Award, landed syncs with British Airways, Channel 7, ABC TV, and Spo8fy / AAMI Insurance, Marketing Melodies in-store entertainment, and supported the likes of Ball Park Music, Missy Higgins, Powderfinger, all whilst remaining an entirely independent artist.
LT is the project of singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant who has been gaining serious momentum since the release of her full length album, ‘Happiness is.....’ which charted at #9 on the AIR Charts, received praise from media giants ‘Medium’ (USA) and ‘Clash Magazine’ (UK), had all singles added to full rotation on Double J and described it as an upliSing, lush vocal-driven indie-pop album in her on-air interview with Georgia Mooney.
It was the release of this album that opened doors for LT as she continued to release singles, 'How Would It Feel' which In less than a week clocked over 4K streams on Spotify, received producers pick on BBC Radio (UK), was selected as Rolling Stone AU magazine’s ‘Song You Need to Know’, and landed a sync with Spo8fy and AAMI as part of their Na8onal Road Safety ‘Slow Down Songs’ campaign. The track was then picked up by London ar8st JHustl3 who delivered a killer remix which in its first 2 x weeks of release has received almost 18K views on Youtube , featured on Triple J Unearthed, 'TOPS' program, described as a 'Banger' by Triple J's Dave Ruby Howe, and playlisted on Amazing Radio, UK.
LT will celebrate the release of ACT YOUR AGE with a small selec8on of shows in Australia and the UK. LT is one to watch over the next 12 x months.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LT:
"Each single feels like a real statement of intent, with LT speaking from the heart, and using pop as her origin language" - Clash Magazine, UK
"With two fingers to stereotypes and naysayers, LT, the artist formerly known as Leanne Tennant delves into what it means to be a woman in the music industry, from societal standards to the inherent ageism. It’s a bittersweet song that fuses intoxicating vocals and catchy hooks with rude truths – and sounds great doing it." - Notion Magazine, UK
"Went way harder than I expected. Banger!" - Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed
"Big, vibrant and moving dance energy here from LT and JHustl3" - Claire Mooney, Triple J
"Vibrant and airy like cotton candy floating on a breeze, Queensland singer-songwriter LThas harnessed amiable bliss on her latest track Hold Ya. Wielding brassy hues, bouncy guitars and LT's effervescent vocals, Hold Ya not only slices through with a sunny disposition; it also explores deeper themes of love, struggle and resolution, handled with elegant ease by this talented artist." - SOUNDCHECK REVIEW, AU
Cinematic scenes evolve hypnotically from stillness to movement in this week’s Wild One. Exploring the role of communication in relationships, the video manages to be both wonderfully tranquil yet unnervingly haunting at the same time. RAGE, ABC - Wild One Pick.
"Leanne Tennant most definitely has it going on! Happiness Is should grace a multitude of Best Album of the Year lists, and rightfully so." - MEDIUM, USA
“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
Invite to perform at BBC Radio Showcase, the Cavern UK - 2023
BBC Introducing ‘In-Session’ artist - 2023
International Songwriting Competition Winner - 2023
Unsigned Only Winner - 2023
Marketing Melodies additions Rollercoaster, Act Your Age - 2023
Channel 7 Sync, 'Better Homes & Gardens' - 2021/2022
Spotify / AAMI Insurance, 'Slow Down Campaign' Sync - 2021/2022
Rolling Stone 'Song You Need To Know'
The Guardians 'Best New Music'
Support to Bernard Fanning
Support to Ball Park Music
Support to Missy Higgins
Happiness is.....#9 in AIR Charts
British Airways Addition '#NextBigThing' - 2020
Queensland Music Award 'Bring It All Back' - 2020
KCRW Premiere - USA, Los Angeles - 2020
ABC TV Sync, 'Mustangs' - 2019
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