Tanya Batt – Fools (single)


Emanating from the pressurised, subterranean world authored by Melbourne temptress Tanya Batt emerges her latest luminescent gem Fools, with a fresh clip to boot. The single comes from Batt’s upcoming EP, A Fool Once Wept.

Last year, Batt’s debut EP Atlas snapped up the attention of JJJ radio hosts who praised her pensive yet powerful voice and dark, brooding indie sound. Claire Bowditch said of her music, “Keep listening out for that one.”

Her live show is a gracious, ululating emotional pilgrimage that keeps you on your toes from start to finish. The six-piece band that back her vigorously delivers the intensity and vulnerability of Batt’s recorded tracks.

Having performed last week with Eagle and the Worm and Lanks at a show organised by the venerated music bloggers and gigmakers The Ripe, she is gearing up for an industrious year of recording and touring.

If London Grammar, Hayden Calnin and Florence and the Machine float your boat, then Tanya Batt will be the dark, shapeless creature floating mysteriously beneath your vessel. Finally you work up the guts to look down at it, and are relieved to see its rich, rainbow-scaled surface and gentle eyes that immediately calm your nerves: everything is going to be alright.

Download Tanya Batt’s earlier works here.


Words by Iain Excellent

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