Artists to Watch in 2018: Golden Vessel

Do you actually need reminding that GOLDEN VESSEL is an artist to watch? Have you been watching? The man put out his latest EP on a bright yellow vinyl, he’s taken turtlenecks as his own personal motif and his features are vast and legendary. It’d be hard not to watch, this boy’s golden.

It’s really just apt to sum all of Golden Vessel so far. He’s had the likes of Tiana Khasi, Mallrat, OKBADLANDS, elkkle, Lastlings, Woodes and Emerson Leif on his tracks. Importantly, these features always feel like a collaboration as there is a distinct feeling of compromise, of working together. His style shines on his tracks but they never hold the vocalist down nor box them as just a vocal line over the top of production. Golden Vessel is one of the most appropriately named producers in Australia, he’s a vessel for pure gold.

Golden Vessel shined this year with his singles ‘Tell The-Girl’ and ‘Shoulders’ immediately being put on Triple J rotation, while also inking a record deal with The Kite String Tangle’s Exist. Recordings. He also developed his live show into more of a performance by including visuals that interacted with his music as well as others joining him on stage. It’s obvious that Golden Vessel is here for the long run as a producer and as a performer, he wants to provide an experience in every which way. With a defined sense of self and what he’s hoping to accomplish, Golden Vessel has made his mark in 2017 by being completely himself, not just in his being but in his work too. In a time in which music has so many unique mediums to reach us by, he’s finding how to use them. He puts out music videos that encompass that sense of self he’s developed, focusing on his love of colourful motifs and his fondness of turning to friends for creative companions. It makes for genuine music, and in turn, genuine connection with his listeners. He’s here for the artistry and that alone makes him one to watch.

If you need anymore buzz to think it may be good to throw a google alert on Golden Vessel, take the fact that his Instastory in the past week has featured globe-trotting Young Franco, while Cub Sport’s Instagram has been hinting at a Golden Vessel collab. 2018 is going to be an absolute raging year for Brisbane music and if you want to be ahead of it, keep an eye on the golden boy.

Image by Joseph Crackett/ONLY ODD for Purple Sneakers. View the full gallery here.

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WRITTEN BY LLOYD CRACKETT

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