Mikhail Laxton 2023

Mikhail Laxton – Hometown Boy Makes Good

Originally from Mossman Far North QLD, Mikhail Laxton is making waves with his new music from his new base in Ottawa, the Canadian capital city.

Mikhail Laxtonthe eponymous debut full- length album from rising singer/songwriter Mikhail Laxton is available now via acronym Records/Howling Turtle Inc. Across the album’s twelve tracks, Laxton weaves together his past, present and future selves, encapsulating the very essence of who he is, who he has been, and who he is becoming.

Mikhail Laxton seamlessly flows between Americana, Country, Folk Rock, Blues and more, as indefinable as Laxton himself, and ranges in topic from loss and longing, to the nostalgia for home, to moments of love.

“The night before recording started I was asked how I felt about making this album,” shares Laxton. “I thought about it and was surprised to realize that I wasn’t feeling nervous at all! Which was strange. The only thing I felt was ready. I couldn’t wait to get in there and turn this dream record into a reality and I couldn’t be happier with the way it has turned out.”

In May Laxton delivered an homage to his hometown with ‘Mossman’, co-written with Terra Lightfoot. Hailing from the KuKu Yalanji Tribe in Mossman, Far North Queensland, Australia, Laxton wrote the track as a tribute to his roots – home to the world’s oldest living rainforest and providing a coastline to the Great Barrier Reef, ‘Mossman’ is the kind of small but mighty place where everyone knows and cares about each other, always quick to lend a helping hand. Lead single ‘Dying To Let You Go’ served as a deeply vulnerable offering, outlining Laxton’s father’s heart- breaking battle with addiction; delivering tender and compassionate insight into the push and pull of the disease.

Offering early support for ‘Mossman’ and the album, American Songwriter said, “Mossman is just a quick, but important, glimpse into what’s to come from the artist. Laxton’s self-titled album will be a track-by-track exploration of what makes him who he is.

Laxton is currently touring Canada and the U.S, Australia fans can expect a tour in 2024.

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