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Date: 04/09/2022

Date: 28/06/2022

Max Aurora (solo) w/ Morrigan & Wilding and Ally Row
Wed July 13 / Workers Club Fitzroy / 7pm / $20

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Max Aurora (solo) is joined by folk-fusion duo Morrigan & Wilding and indie-folk pop duo Ally Row for a folky moment on a cosy winter night.


Doors at 7pm

7:30 - Ally Row (insta - @allyrow)
8:30 - Morrigan and Wilding (insta - @morriganandwilding)
9:30 - Max Aurora (solo)

Date: 7/10/2021

Max Bittisnich to Max Aurora

I’m non-binary / gender fluid and my pro-nouns are they / them and I’m changing my stage name to Max Aurora.

Some days I feel more fem and other days more masc, I don’t think I’ve explored the fem side enough thus far and this change feels like a blossoming; musically and in everyday life.


I’m also vaccinated!

Date: 6/10/2021

Somewhere Near PDF lyric book

To commemorate the 1 year anniversary since the launch of 'Somewhere Near'. Here is a pdf lyric book:

A physical release will follow in late 2021.


Date: 14/8/2021

Vibe Union presents: The Dusty Sessions Livestream

Date: 3/9/2020

Vibe Union presents 'The Dusty Sessions', a live-stream version of the collective gig showcasing upcoming, vibrant artists. Starting at 7:30pm.

Set times:
7:30pm - Crypticolour
8pm - Max Bittisnich
8:30pm - Libby Ingles

Stream link:

Somewhere Near: a retrospective album launch
May 26, 7:30pm at The Old Bar (CANCELLED)

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Sadly for the 2nd time, this gig has been cancelled due to the snap lockdown, but stay tuned for a reschedule when the world allows it, third times the charm!

The Day After Valentine's Lyric Book Video out now


Art by Jessica Wilson (insta: @jess.dubblu)

Date: 18/8/2020

Livestream launch - Somewhere Near, 7pm Thursday 17th

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Max Bittisnich to release debut concept album ‘Somewhere Near’: a cinematic, emo-folk-rock journey that’s the first piece in a puzzle.

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Somewhere Near is a 7-track, emo-flavoured folk and rock debut release from Max Bittisnich that uncovers the first piece in the puzzle of their fascination with concept albums.

Somewhere Near is set to be released on September 17th 2020.

Naarm/Melbourne-based musician Max Bittisnich has crafted a concept album that tells a story of self-acceptance while navigating anxiety and desires within an increasingly isolated society and how nostalgia and escapism can be painful and relieving all at once. In the works since 2014, Max’s dynamic crooning is combined with assertive yet vulnerable lyrics that evoke specific times and places.


Somewhere Near sways between punk-laced songs like Golden Age and Putty in our Hands, to a blend of styles likened to Phoebe Bridgers and Josh Pyke in cinematic songs like The Day After Valentine’s and Somewhere Near Broome.

Max grew up in Canberra, moving to Melbourne in 2013, and ever since has been polishing their musical skills under the radar, ready to relinquish Somewhere Near to the airwaves. They have not let lockdowns stop their momentum, with plenty of time for writing, pondering, and tea.


Somewhere Near is available to buy or stream on September 17th.