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


Unearthed artists we like

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 rare Buckley-esque vocals.

His textured, expansive and emotion-rich sound 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.

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.

2020 has been a wild ride, but it started well for Brayden with a supporting slot for Aus indie heavy-weights The Temper Trap, and played alongside Lime Cordiale and North East Party House.

Unearthed in 2020

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07 Jun 2020

Winner

Brayden Sibbald

Brayden Sibbald

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Apr 2021

Triple J
35

A gorgeous mood here, Brayden. You've used the samples with care - really making the bits and pieces fit with "your" sound.

A gorgeous mood here, Brayden. You've used the samples with care - really making the bits and pieces fit with "your" sound.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

it's no surprise brayden has whipped up something so beautiful and enchanting and so quick!

it's no surprise brayden has whipped up something so beautiful and enchanting and so quick!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

Wow, Brayden! You've stepped right into your element with that production and you sound better than ever. Your voice dips into this crystal glow and it's just divine to hear. The energy reminds me of artists like Chet Faker and Matt Corby and it's super catchy too.

Wow, Brayden! You've stepped right into your element with that production and you sound better than ever. Your voice dips into this crystal glow and it's just divine to hear. The energy reminds me of artists like Chet Faker and Matt Corby and it's super catchy too.