1tbsp’s Two New Bangers “Stay Up / Rest” Are For Any Nocturnal Occasions

For anyone who wants to stay in or out

Photo: James Caswell

1tbsp, the side project of Maxwell Byrne (aka Golden Vessel), is back with doublebangers titled “Stay Up / Rest.” The double-single release applies to any nocturnal situation – if you want to spend the night being a hermit in your home, then “Rest” is for you. If you want to go out and pull an all-nighter, then “Stay Up” is for you. Either way, you’ll get treated with electrifying frissons that will soundtrack those long hours under the moon.

In his own words, “I made both these songs a couple of months ago around the same time as ‘Dhollandia / Circles.’ My good friend Kalem (rei so la) helped lend some vocals to Stay Up and I wrote Rest with another one of my friends Julia (who also plays in First Beige). As I was putting this release together, I realised how well the two songs worked together, in that they were kinda opposites. Stay Up has more energy but has Kalem singing ‘slowly’ whereas ‘Rest’ feels more peaceful but has Julia singing ‘get up.’ To me ‘Stay Up’ feels like a night out and ‘Rest’ is a night in. I worked with my friend Romina (Si Romo) to design the artwork and she captured that feeling perfectly.”

“Stay Up/ Rest” is out now via sumoclic.