"I was born and raised in a small small town, just couldn't get out..." - Like A Child
Max Goedecke is a singer-songwriter from Cologne, Germany who released his debut album Newspeak in 2018. On this LP, he mixed modern indie rock elements with folk and pop. In international reviews on indie websites like ObscureSound.com and TheRockPit.net, his voice is compared to Jack White and his debut album was raved across-the-board:
"Goedecke [..] emerges as a fierce talent on Newspeak who bridges the divide between nostalgic anthemic rock and contemporary indie-rock charm." - MIKE MINEO, Obscure Sound, 16th April 2018
"‘Slowly to Sink’ the second track is perhaps my favourite here at the moment and really shows off Max’s distinctive pleasantly raspy voice which here takes on a Jack White-esque lilt. There’s plenty of swirling energy in the song that takes on a real early eighties indie rock vibe and won’t let you go until its teeth are fully sunk in. It’s the kind of song you hear and know that if the artist runs with this then bigger things are just around the corner." - MARK DIGG, The Rock Pit, 2nd June 2018
""Slowly To Sink” was a highlight which also happens to be one of the more single-worthy songs in the batch. The songs builds with intensity and has a number of notable crescendos. [...] Overall, this is a great debut. If you are a fan of some of the aforementioned genres you should like this. (3.8/5)" - JAMIE FUNK, DIVIDE AND CONQUER MUSIC, 16th July 2018
"With a track this strong [Alessia Di Castellabate], one that could be an indie hit on the right playlist somewhere, Goedecke knows to runs away with it; and somehow combining elements of rock, blues, folk, country and pop into one track." - KATE STEVENS, Indie Rock Cafe, 10th July 2018
Max played at Nightgroove Euskirchen, Altstadtfest Siegen, Klosterlichter Euskirchen, Dürener Schlemmermarktfest in 2019 and at Open Mic Sessions in London and Cambridge. After releasing his live album "The Quarantime Session Volume 1" and his new single "Good Damn Girl" - which he co-produced with the Belgian producer Nick Benoy, Max busked on a roadtrip in Summer 2021 the Lago Di Como and Rome area in Italy and finally in autumn Paris, Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona. His vivid busking career is captured on Instagram, which brought him a loyal fanbase there.