Name: Max Byrne
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Style: Electronic, Hip-Hop, Alt-Pop
Influences: Frank Ocean, Brockhampton, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala, James Blake, Bonobo, Glass Animals, Foals
Since 2015 Australian songwriter/producer Max Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, has been crafting a unique sound that blends elements of electronic music with hip-hop, RnB and alternative pop, as he continues to explore different songwriting styles and techniques to help create a truly unique and engaging sound.
“I want to convey in my music everything I love about music. Whether it’s incorporating different genres into one song, or different processes and homages to different times” – Max Byrne
Over the last 3 years Golden Vessel has released two widely successful eps – ‘Before Sleep’ & ‘Right/Side’ – and in May 2019 he released his debut album SLOWSHINE via Exist Recordings/Ultra Music, which has already collected over 3.5 million streams on Spotify alone.
He has completed three Australian headline tours and a 21-date North American headline tour, as well as supporting the likes of Willow Beats, The Kite String Tangle and Sofi Tukker across Australia, BAYNK across North America and he was also invited to perform five showcases at SXSW 2019.
Max has always seen Golden Vessel as being a collaborative project. He thrives on working with his friends and fellow musical peers, and as he continues to experiment with his sound and his artistic reach, he is excited about the music that he is yet to create with all of the new friends that he will make along the way – and while speaking of creating music with new friends, Max has also been involved in writing & producing music for a variety of other artists such Filous, Benji Lewis, Mallrat, Allday and Cub Sport to name a few.
In February 2018 Golden Vessel independently released a song called ‘Hesitate’ with this good friend Emerson Leif, which has since become one of his most successful releases to-date with over 10 million streams on Spotify alone.
He also began working on his debut album in 2018 and gave us three of its lead-singles; BIGBRIGHT (feat. Elkkle, DUCKWRTH, E^ST), MOONSTONE (feat. Elkkle & Akurei), DIZZY (feat. Oscar Key Sung) & HIGHWAY (feat. Emerson Leif), all of which came with accompanying music videos that were designed by Max himself to set the perfect aesthetic for the upcoming album.
That album, SLOWSHINE, was released in May 2019 boasting a stellar cast of guests including DUCKWRTH, E^ST, Woodes, Cult Shotta, Elkkle, Akurei, Lonelyspeck, Oscar Key Sung, The Nicholas and Emerson Leif. Its success has already exceeded Max’s expectations and he is so humbled by everyone’s response to it. He’s feeling inspired and excited, and he’s already back in the studio working on his next round of releases.
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/golden-vessel/id979607471
New World Artists (AUS)
Brodie Popple: [email protected]
Overrun Booking (USA)
Blake Harmon: [email protected]
PUBLISHING & SYNC
Ultra Music Publishing – Alex Vazelakis: [email protected]
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://maxwellbyrne.com/maxwell
‘Before Sleep EP’