By hmcclure | November 16th, 2012
Sydney’s Battleships are a huge favorite of mine, one of the most gorgeous bands Australia has produced recently. Their first two singles “Your Words” and “In Retrospect” were hugely popular upon release, receiving plenty of radio support domestically and abroad (mainly in the UK). After a number of support slots and acclaimed performances at the Big Sound Music Conference, they recently released a 7-track mini-album “To You” and announced details of their own National Tour.
“To You” includes the band’s first two singles, plus five fresh tracks, each as tender and haunting as the last. “Coming Back To You” combines the strengths that made their previous releases stand outs –- their intelligent instrumental arrangements combined with the lingering tones of vocalist Jordan Sturdee. “Collision (Head On)” builds from subdued beginnings, before dropping off again quickly, while the album’s final track, “Another Way,” is perhaps the most stirring of all their material.
Quickly announcing themselves on the list of bands to watch, Battleships don’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.