SLOWSHINE is out now on Ultra Records
Following news of a 21-date trek across North America, Australian producer Golden Vessel is back to share his debut album, SLOWSHINE. The album’s release is led by its fifth single, “TONIGHT” alongside Sydney hip-hop duo, Cult Shotta, and features a wide range of guest collaborators; including DUCKWRTH, E^ST, Woodes, The Nicholas and Emerson Leif.
With SLOWSHINE, we see over a year of non-stop work from the rising producer and a strong effort at refining his signature style of textured beat-making and catchy lo-fi pop – leading to a sonically-rich and exciting 10-track debut. Stream SLOWSHINE below.
On the creation of SLOWSHINE, Golden Vessel, aka Maxwell Byrne, shared that a lot of the songs on the album came from experimenting and capturing an idea quickly during sessions with his musical cohorts, then taking it home and tinkering with it for months. He continued, “I’d spend most days trying to piece together different synths and vocals until it worked. I really loved the idea of having multiple voices inputting their own experiences and stories into a broader song topic and got to explore this with a lot of the songs; “BIGBRIGHT” being the lead example of this having myself + 3 others (Elkkle, E^ST & DUCKWRTH) all bringing our individual styles under one song.”
In addition to a stellar debut effort, Byrne has devoted his energy into creating a strong visual identity for the album artwork and music videos, teaming up with Sean Pyke, Lola Irwanto, Kate Halling, Harry Deadman and Matthew Howard to help bring his aesthetic ideas to life. Revisit Golden Vessel’s DIY music videos below and be sure to catch the Aussie producer when he lands in North America in July. Tickets and full dates are available here.