How did it go? Tea and Sympathy, like the Powderfinger releases that preceded it, captured the hearts and minds of the nation. Stats-wise it did very nicely too: debuting on the ARIA charts at number 1, and going on to win a slew of awards—including Album of the Year at the ARIAs, and number 1 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 for Wish You Well—before reaching sales of 5x platinum in Australia.
Since Powderfinger’s final farewell in 2010, Bernard has released 2 further solo albums: Departures (2013) and Civil Dusk (2016).
Departures (which also debuted at number 1) serves up a welcome dose of swagger—rocking and grooving in all the right places—as Bernard explores new musical territory. And Civil Dusk sees Bernard drop an album of heartfelt, catchy-as-hell tracks, including Wasting Time—reminding us that he’s one of the country’s finest songwriters and performers.
Find out more about what Bernard Fanning is up to These Days.