Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

James Blake, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, D.D.Dumbo, Foals, Jarryd James, Ben Howard, Jack Garratt


band members

Brayden Sibbald


Influences

Foals, Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend, Alt J


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LANKS, angus dawson., leftprojects, Zapéd, Grace Armstrong, JEFFE


Bio

Inspired by the lush natural surrounds of his regional hometown, Sibbald crafts tracks using a mix of beats, synths, loops, samples, guitars and his Buckley-esque vocals.

His textured, expansive and emotion-rich sound, and has been compared to the likes of James Blake, Nick Murphy, Foals, Jarryd James and D.D.Dumbo.

Picking up the guitar in high school, Sibbald started out writing acoustic folk music, performing solo and with his band Needing Cherie. His talents were quickly noticed, taking out two songwriting gongs at the WAM Song of The Year awards in the folk category, and being booked to play Groovin the Moo and Fairbridge Festival. Sibbald also unanimously won a local competition to play the main stage at Southbound festival alongside acts like Peking Duk and Tash Sultana. Earlier this year, he supported seminal 2000's act The Temper Trap.

Fast forward a few years and Sibbald has matured and developed sonically, utilising synths, beats and other electronic instruments to create a dark contemporary sound. The title track from Float racked up more that 250K streams on Spotify in just two months, as well as a feature on Richard Kingsmill's show. His follow up single 'Compass' was signed to Danny Harley's (The Kite String Tangle) label Exist Recordings.

With a new EP due out this winter, Sibbald has shared the first taste 'Thin Air', which represents his most refined work yet. Next single is due on April 21 with full EP to follow in early June.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Forget leg day, chest day, etc - for Brayden Sibbald every day is "write a great song" day and the dude's doing some serious reps.

Forget leg day, chest day, etc - for Brayden Sibbald every day is "write a great song" day and the dude's doing some serious reps.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

plenty of lush, pristine layers and plenty for starved fans of d.d. dumbo.

plenty of lush, pristine layers and plenty for starved fans of d.d. dumbo.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Such lovely sounds, Brayden. Consider me soothed.

Such lovely sounds, Brayden. Consider me soothed.