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.
Lukas Batteau grew up in South Korea, The Netherlands, and America, finding some steadiness in his guitar and voice at fifteen. He took to songwriting creating 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.
New Single ‘Dance (For The Dead)’ feat B-Side ‘Waterside’ out June 23rd on RnR Live