D.C. Maxwell is an alt-country singer-songwriter from Tāmaki Makaurau.
With the frenetic energy of a punk preacher, Maxwell puts a new spin on the 1970s outlaw country of Lee Hazlewood and Townes Van Zandt.
A troubadour, a magnetic performer, but foremost a storyteller, Maxwell’s live show see’s him physically embody each of his song’s characters with passion. The mosaic of his songs creates a world of love and loss in roadside motel rooms, and the inner lives of small town dreamers majestic as the plains
Called “indisputably one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s hottest rising talents” by Under the Radar magazine in 2022. Without releasing a single song, D.C. Maxwell also managed to open for Future Islands at their sold-out Powerstation show in February 2023.
After releasing his debut single, ‘The Leading Man’, D.C. Maxwell was met with high praise and a warm reception. Rolling Stone AUS/NZ wrote, “Maxwell confidently strides into the spotlight on his leading single…he exudes electrifying energy, swelling strings heralding his magnetic presence”
“New Zealand now has a fascinating new experimental country-pop artist to follow in 2023 and beyond”
D.C. Maxwell is the former front-man of punk band Roidz active from 2016-2019 and known for their electrifying live performances.
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