Australian artist Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, is known for crafting a unique sound that blends elements of electronic music with hip-hop, RnB and alternative pop, which can be likened to a mix between Four Tet, Toro Y Moi and Brockhampton.
In 2019 Golden Vessel gave us his exceptional debut album “SLOWSHINE” which featured a strong cast of guest collaborators and was met with much praise and attention from music curators, industry peers and fans across the globe.
Since then Golden Vessel has been busy working on his follow up album “colt” which is set for release in early 2021, and between now and then he’ll be building our anticipation with a selection of great new songs, the first of which being his brand-new single ‘midwest’, which comes with a very cool music video that was co-filmed & directed by Maxwell Byrne and Matthew Howard.
“I wrote ‘midwest’ in the summer of 2018 in Brisbane. I was starting to make a new album in my parent’s lounge room while they were overseas, and I made ‘midwest’ spread out on the floor late one night.
I was just about to spend a fair amount of time touring and driving across America and so I guess this song is about me waiting in anticipation of getting out on the road. It feels a little weird to write songs in anticipation and then sort of live out what you wrote about like one big foreshadowing but being out on the road in America with my friends has been one of the highlights of my life.” – Golden Vessel
Just recently Maxwell also launched an independent record label called “sumoclic” with his good friend Connor Grant, aka Akurei, which will be home to their releases for the foreseeable future and I have it on good authority that they have quite a lot of great music ready to share with us!
“This is the first single from my upcoming album “colt” which is a road trip album and sonically pretty much came about by my friend Emerson Leif lending me his Hofner bass guitar. This is also my first release on “sumoclic” a record label that I’ve just started with my friend Connor Grant (Akurei)” – Golden Vessel
Stream “midwest” here, or find it below on Spotify.