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BATTS: ‘Shame’

“BATTS deals in jangly alt-pop in the vein of Angel Olsen. If you’ve even wished Courtney Barnett was just a little more melodic, this is the girl for you”The Line Of Best Fit

SEEN has been enjoying the wry lyrics and sultry voice of BATTS. Hailing from Melbourne, she has released her new single ‘Shame’ the first music to arrive from the Radio 1 and Radio X-supported artist this year, following 2017’s well-received ’62 Moons’ EP. BATTS (aka Tanya Batt) will be taking part in the Aussie BBQ at Hoxton Bar and Grill on May 20.

Though the Britpop-tinged insouciance of ‘Shame’ marks a musical departure from the more ambient sounds of ’62 Moons’, it further mines BATTS’ deep interest in all things related to space. ’62 Moons’ itself was informed by NASA’s release of previously unheard sounds recorded in outer space, whilst ‘Shame’ now dryly imagines a failed human attempt to colonise another planet, “Maybe Saturn, Jupiter or Mars / Where Bowie watches us from the stars”.

Lyrically, the song is about BATTS’ view of the world and the idea that humans continue to think if they were to colonise a different planet – Mars – it would turn out any different. Also, the song is about wanting to see more acceptance and positive change.

Alongside the release of ’62 Moons’ – which secured airplay across Radio 1, KCRW, Radio X and Triple J – 2017 also saw BATTS sign to THAA Records and tour alongside the likes of Timberwolf, nyck and The Teskey Brothers. Alongside ‘Shame’, BATTS will release further new music throughout 2018, ahead of a debut album due in 2019.

Appearing at:
May 20 | The Aussie BBQ, Hoxton Sq. Bar & Kitchen, London

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
2-4 Hoxton Square
N1 6NU