Golden Vessel

Maxwell Byrne
Brisbane, Australia
Electronic, alt Hip-Hop/R&B, alt-Pop
Influences: Frank Ocean, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala, Glass Animals, Mount Kimbie

Golden Vessel is an artists from Brisbane, Australia, who crafts a unique blend of electronic music with hip-hop, R&B and alternative pop influences, resulting in a sound that can be likened to a mix between Mount Kimbie, Toro y Moi and Arcade Fire. 

“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

Since 2016 Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, has given us two independently released eps – Before Sleep (2016) & Right/Side (2018) – plus two albums – SLOWSHINE which was released in 2019 via Exist Recordings (ANZ) and Ultra Music (ROW), and colt that was released in 2020 via sumoclic which he co-owns with his good friend and long-time collaborator, Akurei. 

There has also been a collection of stand-alone singles – Control, Borrowed Time & Cant Stay – as well as a song titled Hesitate which features one of his regular collaborators Emerson Leif, and has become one of his most successful releases to-date with over 25 million streams on Spotify alone. 

Golden Vessel has completed three Australian headline tours as well as supporting the likes of Willow Beats, The Kite String Tangle, Jai Wolf and Sofi Tukker across Australia. He was also the main support for BAYNK on a 13-date North American tour in February 2019, he performed five showcases at SXSW 2019 and then embarked on his own 21-date North American headline tour in July 2019.

Throughout 2020 Golden Vessel kept himself quite busy making the final touches to his second album colt. He gave us three exceptional lead singles – midwest, littlebitwild (feat. Mallrat) & that’s us (feat. The Nicholas & Rei So La) – which helped build quite a bit of anticipation for the album’s release. When that time came around colt was met with much praise and attention from fans, industry peers and music curators around the world, and it has since collected over 11 million total streams across Spotify alone. 

In 2021 Maxwell launched a few new side-projects including an indie-rock band called Lucky Idiot and a lo-fi house project called 1tbsp, he gave us an epic 10-minute single & short film titled “getforward” (directed by Harry Deadman), and he also teamed up with San Holo’s label bitbird for a one-off release called “Jersey City”, which was a co-release with fellow Brisbane artist rei so la.

Maxwell has also ben busy working on his next Golden Vessel album which is scheduled to hit the stores in June 2022. Just recently we were treated to the first taste of that album with new single ‘eee’, which has him teaming up with two of his good friends and regular collaborators, rei so la and Abraham Tilbury. 


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