The move comes off the back of a huge 2017 for Rennie-Hynes. He formed a duo called The Ahern Brothers with long-time friend and collaborator, Stephen Grady. They released their self-titled debut album in June to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it, ‘a mesmerizing contemporary recording: restrained, pithy and pure. 4 stars’ The duo spent 10 months on the road, building a loyal fan-base and performing at renowned Australian festivals and venues.
Rennie-Hynes released his debut solo album ‘February’ in 2014 and his follow-up album ‘Furthermore’ in 2016, firmly establishing him as one of Australia’s finest songwriters. The Courier Mail stated ‘it is clear that Rennie-Hynes is one of the leading lights of Australian music with a gift for story-telling that brings to mind Paul Kelly and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. 4 stars.’ Authenticity is the defining aspect of his songs; he lives and breathes them, and this passion for his craft burns bright for all to see. They are timeless and familiar, yet uniquely his own.