Name: Maxwell Byrne
Brisbane, Australia
Electronic, Indie-Electro, Alt-Pop
Influences: Frank Ocean, Toro y Moi, Arcade Fire, Mount Kimbie
Other Aliases: 1tbsp

Golden Vessel is a project from Grammy Award Nominee songwriter/producer Maxwell Byrne, who creates a unique blend of electronic music with hip-hop, indie-rock 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) – as well as three outstanding albums – “SLOWSHINE” (2019 via Exist Recordings ANZ // Ultra Music ROW), “colt” (2020 via sumoclic), and his latest “everythingeverydayeverything” (2022 via sumoclic).

There has also been a collection of stand-alone singles during that time including ‘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 28 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.

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 he co-wrote & co-released with his good friend and fellow Brisbane-based artist, rei so la.

While all of that was going one Maxwell was also busy working on his next album “everythingeverydayeverything” which was released in July 2022 via sumoclic, an indie label that he co-owns with his good friend and long-time collaborator Connor Grant, aka Akurei. That album features a stellar cast of guest co-writers including The Nicholas, Mallrat, Emerson Leif, Felivand, Japanese Wallpaper, Nick Ward, E^ST, Instupendo, Akurei, Abraham Tilbury, Rei So La, Lonelyspeck and Fear Gorta across its eleven songs, and it was mixed by George Nicholas who is known for his role in Australian electronic group Seekae.  

In early 2023 Maxwell Byrnes was nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD for his work on BAYNK’s song ’Till It’s Even’ which was part of his album “ADOLESCENCE” (2023) – they didn’t win but it was pretty great to score the nomination! 

In August 2023, Golden Vessel teamed up with his good friend Filous for a collaborative ep called “Golden Vessel Produced by Filous” which they wrote on a hilltop in the Austrian countryside. 


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