Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots
Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Portishead, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Rodriguez, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley
ATHRON IS AN AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER BASED IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, AND BALI, PERFORMING OVER 200 SHOWS A YEAR, COLLABORATING AND RECORDING WITH VARIOUS PROJECTS AND TOURING ANNUALLY THROUGHOUT SE ASIA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, AND THE USA.
Over a decade ago, Athron released his debut album ‘Taming Butterflies’ (Gigpiglet Productions/ Inertia), capturing his acoustic sound, along with the strings, horns, percussion, and female harmonies that came to symbolize his live performances. Australia’s first official carbon neutral album release, it was well-received as Athron shared its melodic storytelling along Australia’s east coast, touring with Australian band Pinky Beecroft and the White Russians.
Athron then journeyed to the island of Bali in Indonesia and despite a lifetime of changing backgrounds, his foreground focus remained the same; music, writing, gigging. Building on his use of loop pedals to create multiple vocal harmonies and layered guitars, he quickly won over audiences, performing with touring artists such as Michael Franti, bringing vocals to various events such as Bali’s famous high season Ku De Ta day party, while also working a score of weekly resident gigs across the island. In the space between, he began writing his second album.
A successful crowd-funding campaign pulled together support from both Indonesia and Australia and ‘Escape into Fiction’ soon became a collaboration between the two countries; recording, production, and mixing taking place in both Sydney and Bali.
Currently involved with a number of projects and collaborations, Athron is continually creating new content across a variety of genres, while sharpening his production, music, and video editing skills for a new solo album of one-minute songs and visual stories.
Touring throughout SE Asia, Japan, the USA, and within Australia has kept the travel bug satisfied.
Other projects Athron writes, performs, and records with:
Bullet & Cass - A dark-folk duo singing murder ballads through the lives of a 1930’s couple.
Damn Meddling Kids - A indie-electro duo releasing down-tempo tracks infusing electronic beats with raw instrumentation and stripped back vocals.
Athron has emerged as a solo artist with a style that is both unique and captivating to the soul, producing a personal sound that leaves a lasting impression.
Previous Creative Challenges:
2019: '22 Songs in 22 Days’ - Original songs written, recorded, and released daily with music videos. https://bit.ly/22Songs22Days
2017: ‘21 Songs in 21 Days’ https://bit.ly/21Songs21Days
2014: The second album, ‘Escape into Fiction’; Crowd-funded campaign ($10,000 AUD) successfully completed with all products delivered, driven purely by supporters who believed in Athron's music. https://bit.ly/EscapeIntoFiction