Australian singer-songwriter MAXON is currently shaking audiences with her trademark vocal and boundless song-writing talents. Her writing is stylistic of a diary entry; clandestine and forthright. Such confessional writing is bound to a vulnerable stage presence and a voice soaked in command, as MAXON’s audiences witness the tale of the gifted singer and her battle through the trials and tribulations of love and its conditions.
A gifted and versatile artist, MAXON burst onto the Melbourne music scene in 2016 with her own brand of raw, emotionally-driven pop songs and a dynamic vocal range that earned her comparisons to the likes of Meg Mac and Hannah Reid (London Grammar). Over the past 5 years, MAXON has been embraced by the Melbourne music community after playing iconic venues such as The Toff in Town, The Thornbury Theatre, The Workers Club, Memo Music Hall, The Hotel Esplanade and many more.
Her career has seen her perform alongside some of Australia's favourite artists and songwriters including Alex Lahey, Angie McMahon, Essie Holt, Wendy Matthews, Eilish Gilligan, Ella Hooper (at MOTH International Women's Day), Kylie Auldist and many more. MAXON has also been involved in showcasing the Mornington Peninsula’s finest in the Music Victoria Music Crawl, St Kilda Festival’s LivenLocal with Hachiku, and two packed shows with the If You See Her Say Hello choir at The Toff in Town, presented by Melbourne Fringe Festival.
2019 was dusted with an abundance of awakenings as the singer began to sift through, and heal from past traumas, of which she had always gingerly side-stepped. Since the shift, each performance has further opened MAXON’s heart to sharing her story in its truest form, with more to offer, and with more light.
During 2020 MAXON tucked away, making the most of her free time, writing and planning for the day the world would re-open. With the return of live music in 2021 MAXON has played sold out shows across regional Victoria and also featured in the Keep the Circle Unbroken Tour alongside Delsinki, Mick Thomas, Jeff Consi (The Badloves), Paul Waseen (The Screaming Jets) and many more great household names. MAXON has also been a feature artist at Brunswick's new hub for emerging artists, Small Time.
Written in the confines of a small Brisbane apartment, 'Best Shot', is for the thirty-somethings that constantly battle the feeling of time fleeting. A conversation with the bully inside her head, Maxon battles these thoughts head on in this track. Produced by Jono Steer (Gretta Ray, Angie McMahon, Ainslie Wills), this sophisticated pop track is drenched with powerful vocals and thought-provoking lyrics.
"When you turn 30 and you're in an industry like the music industry, you immediately think your time is up. And this voice starts... 'you're too old, you're not good enough, you can't do this on your own, you won't make it ra ra ra'. MAKE IT STOP! So I dug deep and figured out how to talk back to this voice. And so I wrote this conversation piece." - MAXON
“...an absolute showstopper. Vocals that'd make London Grammar quiver, and guitars with the same kinda gut-punch as Julien Baker. I think I just held my breath for three and a half minutes straight”. ~ Gemma Pike, Triple J
“History is the latest single from Melbourne songstress MAXON, a powerful new track in the vein of Meg Mac but with a bit more juice in the tank”. ~ Pilerats.
“They say that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Well all we want to do is repeat it with the impressive new single ‘History’ from Maxon..... Maxon’s powerhouse vocal is something certainly needs to be witnessed live”. ~ Forte Mag.