Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like


band members

Hayden Mathews


Influences

Sticky fingers, Ed Sheehan, Beach Boys, Anderson .Paak, eminem, Jcole


Unearthed artists we like

Ocean Alley, The Jungle Giants, Tones And I , The Dreggs


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Bio

Born in Mansfield, at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, Hayden Matthews comes from a place that doesn’t have roots firmly planted in the physical. Brought up in the arms of a tight family unit, his journey from childhood to young adult has been one that has traversed much of mainland Australia.

At just six years old Hayden's father encouraged his young son to take to the stage to perform Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’. A moment that stayed with the budding musician and inspired him to take up the electric guitar a couple of years later and fuelled a burning ambition to learn.

With the songs of his childhood forming the basis to his musical experience, Hayden later found inspiration from the more modern sounds of Green Day, Blink 182, Ed Sheerhan, Eminem and Dr Dre.

Hayden recorded his latest musical offerings with Brisbane’s Matthew McCurdy at Zion Studio. Matt worked with Hayden for his second release in September of this year ‘Tricked Vibe’, which embodies the diverse influences of Hayden’s musical roots. ‘Tricked Vibe’ is an ambient, melodic journey that refers back to Hayden’s love of Rap culture and combines it with the laid back, cruisy sounds of a modern Triple J orientated musical aesthetic.

Hayden’s experiences in the studio have lead him through his creative process and introduced him to numerous collaborative projects, the first of which ‘Kick It Off’ was released this October with his sister PORTIA. The siblings have since created a group that go by the name of TWO TOKES with more releases to come very shortly! Along with many more collaborations and solo releases leading up to Haydens album drop mid next year!

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

25 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Wow! I was not expecting this sound or voice from Hayden Mathews tbh. I like the smokey husky tones and simple guitar drums set up too.

Wow! I was not expecting this sound or voice from Hayden Mathews tbh. I like the smokey husky tones and simple guitar drums set up too.