Sliding-doors. In an unexpected twist of fate halfway through her final year of her degree, DENNIS. found herself confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. While the remainder of her class graduated, DENNIS. found herself needing to defer her study and re-joined the Con a year later with a whole new cohort of students. What seemed initially like a set-back in fact set DENNIS. on her new path and introduced the young artist to her long-time collaborator Blake Malone. Sharing music and new ideas, Blake and DENNIS. explored their newly found love of pop music; and embraced a DIY aesthetic they continue to share today.
DENNIS.’s collaborative approach has subsequently led her to teaming up with local producers Tom Egget, Matt McGuffie and MDWS who, along with Blake, have enabled DENNIS. to accomplish a sound that is truly her own.Having been a finalist for a Queensland Music Award in 2016, spent time in Nashville on a scholarship working with world renowned producer/songwriter Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood) in 2017, and most recently been awarded the coveted inaugural Gold Coast Music Prize at the 2020 Gold Coast Music Awards, Olivia’s accolades extend far beyond the expectation of an artist on the early ascent of their career and cement her as one of the most promising young acts in the country.
In 2019 DENNIS. gained popular attention with her second single “Trap Door”, ‘channelling that big budget Nordic energy” (Tommy Faith, Triple J Presenter). Reassuring us of her ability to create infectious Indie/Pop tracks; Vertigo, What You Do and her newest offering Stuck In My Ways it’s no surprise DENNIS. was offered to sign with emerging tastemaker label samesame Records (ADA / Warner) late last year. With a new energy and belief, a freshly inked record deal and real experience behind her; it won’t be long before DENNIS. is the name on everyone’s lips.