After the success of their well-received first effort ‘To You’, Battleships have emerged again with an exciting new release.
‘Take Your Rest’ is the first single from a batch of new material and brings the next development in Battleships’ sound, whilst also exhibiting some of the much admired attributes of their former work.
Their newest single is deep and thoughtful, while also still exhibiting that creative and addictive musical nous we’ve come to expect from Battleships. ‘Take Your Rest’ features the haunting vocals, innovative drumbeats and sweeping tones that have become synonymous withBattleships' work so far. This new track covers themes of longing and sacrifice and is another advance on the music coming from this Sydney-based four-piece.
Battleships have landed the main support on Boy & Bear's upcoming national tour (which will see them play some fifteen dates with the Australian folk favourites) and have also shared the stage with the likes of The Preatures, Sticky Fingers, The Holidays and The Paper Kites. They will be backing up this single release with a run of East Coast shows presented by the AU review, Select Music and The A&R Department, as well as a couple of festivals; in the form of Newcastle's Fat As Butter Festival and the Golden Days Festival on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BATTLESHIPS:
“It's great to hear some really intelligent, original indie again”
(Nick Findlay – Triple J)
“Haunting and hypnotic riffs coupled with moody, atmospheric vocals are what makes us sure Battleships will be on our radar for a while yet”
(Gordon Johnston – Glasswerk // UK)
“Battleships have cemented themselves as a band to watch on the indie-rock scene”
(Emma Kelly – Sydney Morning Herald)
'Take Your Rest' Single is Available 1st November through MGM.
Friday November 15 – Wollongong, NSW // Waves Nightclub (supporting Boy & Bear)
Saturday November 16 – Hobart, TAS // Wrestpoint Showroom (supporting Boy & Bear)
Thursday November 21 – Adelaide, SA // HQ (supporting Boy & Bear)
Friday November 22 – Fremantle, WA // Metropolis (supporting Boy & Bear)
Saturday November 23 – Perth, WA // The Astor Theatre (supporting Boy & Bear)
Friday November 29 – Melbourne, VIC // Worker's Club (with Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Bnash)
Friday December 6 – Sydney, NSW // Brighton Up Bar (with Ginger & The Ghost and Young Mayfair)
Friday December 13 – Maroochydore, QLD // Solbar (with Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Govs)
Saturday December 14 – Brisbane, QLD // Hideaway (with Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Govs)