Melbourne’s BATTS Releases New Song Shame & UK Tour Dates

by | May 3, 2018 | Feature/Discovery

Melbourne’s BATTS today releases 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) has also announced a string of London dates including a headline show at Notting Hill Arts Club on May 6 as part of Communion Presents.

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.

UK Tour Dates

May 6 | Notting Hill Arts Club, London
May 8 | The Waiting Room, London w/ Cub Sport
May 9 | The Waiting Room, London w/ Cub Sport
May 20 | The Aussie BBQ, Hoxton Sq. Bar & Kitchen, London

By Tony Creek

Tony has had a passion for music of all genres since an early introduction to the Rolling Stones and Rock in the 70's.He also loves to write and discover new music, so reviewing and publishing features is his idea of heaven. Unfortunately work and his wife's love of R n B has a habit of getting in the way!

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