Max used to think he was narrow minded when it came to music, but as his tastes continued to develop and widen, it led to the discovery of synthesizers and the many different styles of electronic music. The idea of music production being an actual form of art really opened his eyes to a whole new world of musical tastes, influences and sounds as he began doing research into how some of his idols created their music. As he embraced this newfound knowledge and inspiration, he was able to harness & refine the Golden Vessel sound with a certain style and finesse that surpasses his years.
“What I want to convey in my music is everything I love about music. Whether it’s incorporating different genre & styles into one song, or different processes and homages to different times” – Max Byrne
Golden Vessel had a very productive 2016 with the release of his incredible debut 'Before Sleep EP’, which saw him working with some very talented Australian artists such as Lastlings, MTNS, OKBADLANDS, Abraham Tilbury and Woodes.
The ep's three singles received premieres with Rolling Stone, THUMP and Billboard, and they each won the support of the team over at Triple J with airplay on main-radio and Unearthed, as well as being made Triple J Unearthed's 'Feature Artist' in May.
Over the last 12 months Max has had the privilege of supporting some of his favourite Australian artists including Yeo, LANKS, Kllo, Vera Blue and his good friend Feki. He also took his live show on the road last June for his first national mini-tour playing in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne, just before being invited by Triple J to open their BIGSOUND showcase in Brisbane last September. Soon after he partnered with New World Artists for bookings & tours, which quickly lead to a national tour support in December with Aussie favourites Willow Beats.
2017 is already off to a flying start with the recent announcement of Golden Vessel being named the first signee to Exist Recordings (for AUS/ASIA), which is founded by Australian artist Danny Harley (aka The Kite String Tangle), in collaboration with industry heavyweights UNIFIED, and we can all expect some brand new music from Golden Vessel very soon.