Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Sia, Camille, Florence, Adele


band members

Maxi Vauzelle making music with her mouth.


Influences

Kate Bush, The Doors, The Bee Gees


Unearthed artists we like

The Sweets, I, a Man, That Gold Street Sound, Danco


Website

www.maxismusic.net

Bio

Maxi Vauzelle’s ear for lush vocal textures, stylish melodies and brazen embrace of Indie-Pop sensibilities have established her as a unique artist in the Australian music industry.

A natural singer drawn to the stage, Maxi trained and performed in musical theatre, before setting off on a creative pilgrimage to gain experience and expand her musical influences internationally. Upon returning to her hometown Melbourne, Maxi began gigging regularly
and worked with local musicians, producers and DJs allowing her the freedom to experiment with different genres and hone her studio and stagecraft. The result of which culminated in her sharing the stage at some of the largest summer festivals around Australia.

Following this success, Maxi worked with Joel Witenberg, who produced her 2012 EP ‘Maxi’. Showcasing her effortlessly soulful voice, ethereal vocal harmonies, love of percussive rhythm and synthesized sounds -the energetic EP and the resulting media attention announced Maxi’s arrival as a bonafide pop tour de force in Australia.

Her widely anticipated latest release, ‘Walking with Animals’, produced and mixed by Witenberg at the Red Bull Studios New York, presents Vauzelle at the height of her musical powers. The coming-of-age single, described as “dark-pop”, retains Vauzelle’s captivating layered vocal delivery and blends it with a marauding 80’s break-beat aesthetic. The track signifies Vauzelle’s maturation as a recording artist and promises much in the way of a
future full-length album.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

21 Jun 2012

Triple J
40

A catchy groove that plays directly to its singular strengths. Namely Maxi's hypnotic, textured vocals, antique synths and a funk-off battle between bass and cowbell.

A catchy groove that plays directly to its singular strengths. Namely Maxi's hypnotic, textured vocals, antique synths and a funk-off battle between bass and cowbell.