Lovebirds

by Nick Batterham

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A beautiful limited edition, red vinyl. One hundred copies only. Comes with a free digital download of the album via Bandcamp upon release date. Download the first two singles now. Release date 21 May 2021.

    Includes digital pre-order of Lovebirds. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 21, 2021
    item ships out on or around May 20, 2021

      $35 AUD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This black vinyl comes with a free digital download of the album via Bandcamp upon release date. Download the first two singles now. Release date 21 may 2021.

    Includes digital pre-order of Lovebirds. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 21, 2021
    item ships out on or around May 20, 2021

      $35 AUD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD comes with a free digital download of the album via Bandcamp upon release date. Download the first two singles now. Release date 21 May 2021.

    Includes digital pre-order of Lovebirds. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 21, 2021
    item ships out on or around May 20, 2021

      $20 AUD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Lovebirds. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases May 21, 2021

      $16 AUD  or more

     

1.
Turbulence 03:35
Put miles between us Take off to the sky Too soon to have to say goodbye This loving and leaving My attachment style Even wishful thinking has a shelf life May everywhere you fly from here be safe and smooth High up above my turbulence Where grey meets blue I wish the best of luck to you No lonely vanity Needing to be seen No dusty relic to remind you where you've been Onward and upward Forward to your dreams This is how we face defeat now separately May everywhere you fly from here be safe and smooth High up above my turbulence Where grey meets blue I wish the best of luck to you May everywhere you fly from here be safe and smooth High up above my turbulence Where grey meets blue I wish the best of luck to you Fly away Way over my head Into the sunset
2.
Graceful Lady with the Lamps
3.
Pretty Lights
4.
Love grew weedy in the shade A season's doubt set seed Undermining inner monologue Lead you to believe All your worries were reality All your worries were reality Now your perfect man Has a heart without a soul While the light of his foreign land Illuminates the hole in you There is no perfect man There is no perfect man Love got compartmentalized The centre could not hold Diminishing capacity Has left you on your own Now you struggle with reality Now you struggle with reality And your perfect man Has a heart without a soul While the light from his foreign land Illuminates the hole in you There is no perfect man There is no perfect man There is no perfect man There is no perfect man
5.
Thirty Four
6.
It's Over
7.
The Bright Side of Me
8.
Follow the River
9.
Galaxy
10.
Lovebirds
11.
Broken Tambourine

about

On his sixth solo album much-loved Melbourne musician Nick Batterham serves up a lavish feast of orchestral pop that explores love’s dizzy highs and heart-wrenching lows.

Batterham has become a master at crafting sparkling pop songs, memorable guitar licks and irresistible melodies.

On Lovebirds he builds on these foundations – and on the experience of composing an album of original classical music for Rone’s award-winning 2019 Empire project – to make a record that is at times warm and inviting, but also knows how to convey the chill of aloneness.

A stalwart of the Melbourne music scene for the past 25 years, Nick Batterham is a prolific artist who has lent his immense musicality to beloved local acts The Earthmen, Blindside, Cordrazine and most recently, The Bell Streets, as well as regular compositional collaborations with renowned visual artist RONE. Nick’s upcoming sixth studio album, Lovebirds bristles with spiky observations and raw emotion, delivered with the world-weariness of Elliott Smith or Nick Drake, while the production nods to Phil Spector at his most opulent.

Promising a lavish feast of orchestral pop that explores love’s dizzying highs and soul crushing lows, Lovebirds is now available for pre-order on limited edition red vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digitally. This comes with a free digital download of the album upon release date, and with instant access to Nick’s first two singles ‘No Perfect Man’ and ‘Turbulence’ right now. Release date 21 May 2021.

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releases May 21, 2021

Written and recorded by Nick Batterham

with
Nick Murray: guitar, backing vocals
Jethro Woodward: bass, backing vocals
Ben Wiesner: drums, percussion
Kelly Day: backing vocals
Zoë Black: violin
Chris Moore: viola
David Berlin: cello
Damien Eckersley: double bass
Michael Pisani: cor anglais
Adam Simmons: saxophone, flute, clarinet
Tristan Rebien: trumpet, flügelhorn, cornet
Don Immel: trombone

Mastered by John Ruberto at Mastersound
Graphic design by Carl Breitkreuz

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