Lukas Batteau, a singer-songwriter of American/Dutch ancestry wasn't really happy with the sound of his self-titled EP recorded in 2011. He decided to repeat part of the recording process in his own living room in Utrecht, The Netherlands, laying down new vocal tracks and adding a second guitar.
All four songs are mellow with the occasional twist in the lyrics to keep it interesting. Batteau is a craftsman, but he plays it safe with his "never-mind-me" attitude. This is the kind of music that is playing softly in a hip frozen yoghurt bar where the clientele is far too busy checking out each others smartphones and sunglasses to pay much attention. And that's a shame because he can handle more demanding stuff like Beck's Loser quite well.
- The Substance Of Things
- 08/25 Festafette, Nieuwegein (free show)
- 09/02 Storytelling @ Uitfeest 2012, Utrecht
- 09/09 Ramble On Festival, Nijmegen
- 09/23 Gigant, Apeldoorn