BATTS Single Launch
Warming up the stage and audience were jobs taken by the angelic Ariela Jacobs and 'Jack the Fox' who started the night off wonderfully. BATTS’ band took to stage and started the set out warmly, a loud applause followed when she walked on stage and opened on her enchanting single ‘Lied to Me’. Playing songs from her soon to be released debut EP and previous singles, BATTS had the packed out room at the Workers in awe from start to finish. An admirable on stage energy had us feeling that the combination of BATTS’ voice and a band as tight, clean and smooth is as embodying as a musician partnership comes. The connection between the entire band was consistently shooting vibes across the room and audience, while BATTS delivered a beautifully intimate and powerful performance, having heard fewer voices as powerful yet exquisite, giving everyone a reason present to have watering eyes on her.
Before playing one of her more recent singles ‘For Now’ BATTS talked to the audience about the the meaning of her songs, and while her honesty was warming, her witty banter and performance of her new single ‘Little White Lies’ is a favourite Figaro mentionable moment of the evening. While Mum brought her a cheeky whiskey mid-set BATTS got a little sentimental on us to take a moment to talk about how she met her opening acts on MySpace and explaining how the inspiration of her new single is about “how little white lies are about as easy to us as breathing”. Simply beautiful Batts, simply beautiful. The musical talent of BATTS was clearly on display for the night. The raw talent of a single person’s ability to strum a guitar, belt lyrics and melodies that are of such beauty and passion that can make you stare to the ceiling to wipe away your tear ducts is a talent not found upon many. Figaro were pleasantly shocked when BATTS surprised the audience with an upbeat track, even surprising herself on the matter. ‘Shame’ is definitely a song you’re going to want to keep your ears peeled for on the EP, as the track had me feeling like I was the lead of a 90's teen angst movie walking through the high-school hallways.
Not only was the show a powerful demonstration of BATTS’ vocal abilities as musician but also a showcase of her overwhelming ability to write such poetic, genuine and prodigious lyrics. BATTS’ performance was later reflected fondly while the audience rounded off an applause that was so well deserved.
I walked out of The Workers Club that night a bit tipsy, yet thirsty for more BATTS. $15 was a bargain and a blessing for such a talent. Head back to stage soon please, we shall be awaiting eagerly.