Dance (For The Dead)2014
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LUKAS BATTEAU New Single ‘Dance (For The Dead)’ Out June 23rd on RnR Live lukasbatteau.com facebook.com/lukasbatteau Melancholy and melodic, unpolished and emphatic, some words to describe the music of the Dutch singer-songwriter Lukas Batteau. He will be launching his first single Dance (For The Dead) on June 23rd in the UK. A very promising upbeat prelude to the album Wasteland, scheduled for this year. In Dance For The Dead many characteristics of Lukas Batteau's music come together. The driving banjo and his distinctive voice cause goose bumps in both the higher and the lower registers. Somewhere towards the end of the song he slows down, to then intensify with a refined final sprint. B-Side Waterside similarly enthrals with a dark thumping beat and an overriding fluidity of its namesake. Lukas Batteau grew up in South Korea, The Netherlands, and America, finding some steadiness in his guitar and voice at fifteen. Melodic, melancholy songs, soulful without getting too heavy. In 2008 he released his successful first EP All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go. In 2012, in collaboration with hometowners Jelte Heringa, Nicky Hustinx, and Merijn van de Wijdeven, a well received second untitled EP. Since the release of his first EP, Lukas Batteau has performed on many stages, like Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam, Ekko and Tivoli in his home town. He even briefly toured the US, playing at the famous New York club The Livingroom. He has opened for international artists like Tracy Bonham, Gomez and Megafaun.