MAXON’s career has seen her perform alongside some of Australia’s favourite artists including Alex Lahey, Angie McMahon, Kerryn Fields, Eilish Gilligan, Ella Hooper (at MOTH International Women’s Day), Kylie Auldist and many more. She has also been involved in showcasing the Mornington Peninsula’s finest in the Music Victoria Music Crawl, St Kilda Festival (2018), LivenLocal with Hachiku, and two packed shows with the If You See Her Say Hello choir at The Toff in Town, presented by Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Mathilde has amassed fierce inspiration from the likes of modern artists Lorde, Sir Chloe and Arctic Monkeys, as well as all-time legends Amy Whinehouse, Otis Redding, and The Rolling Stones. Growing up in a musical household means her limbs and soul are now deeply rooted in music of all genres and timelines.
In 2018, TOWNS released their debut EP Television, which swept listeners off their feet from the first
spin with its unique blend of 90s pop rock and Australiana. Proving they love all things 90’s the duo
have even created a YouTube series TOWNS TV hosting their own nostalgic TV show drawing
inspiration from the ever-popular Cheez TV that captivated young Australian’s during the late 90’s.
The duo recently announced their signing to Farmer & The Owl and has been named ‘Best Rock
Group’ three years running for the South Australian Music Awards.
TOWNS continue to deliver their good-time vibes with their live shows, having joined fellow
Adelaideans Teenage Joans on a sold out co-headline tour, they also hit the road for their own
headline shows and supporting Ruby Fields, playing to packed out venues and bringing the high
octane energy they are known for. This is in addition to supports for Holy Holy, The Jungle
Giants, WAAX, Bugs, Dear Seattle among many others. They have also been regulars on the festival
circuit appearing on the bills of SideFest, Summer Sounds, Yours & Owls Festival, Falls Festival, NYE
on the Hill and Spin Off Festival.
Melbourne’s own alt-country crooner Leroy Macqueen is swinging past Hotel Westwood for a special double set in the bistro! Few would have guessed that Macqueen would emerge from the multiple Melbourne lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 not just in solo mode, but donning the time-honoured trappings of country music. Leaving behind the blurted anthems that had defined The Gooch Palms, Macqueen has found a ripe new outlet for their melodramatic baritone.