English translation:
Great voice. Although Lukas Batteau is half American and half Dutch, but vocally he goes straight through as a mixture of Eddie Vedder and Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon.
But the music on this debut album is often more subtle – it’s between indie, folk and timeless rock.
His powerfully sonorous organ always characterizes the things happening, be it in connection with delicate ballads with economical piano accompaniment or with melodic rock songs like the title track – which despite of the lower mid tempo and the highly catchy Lalala-chorus is for sure a certain candidate for heavy rotation radio.
The instrumentation is more conservative with guitars and piano to some rocking rhythm section.
With his stoic marching Country-Beat “Dance For The Dead” could come directly from the debut of the Kings Of Leon.
In the last third of the varied album impressionistic strings come into play, what really also becomes his really expressive voice.
So Lukas Batteau could become really successful. (Joe Whirlypop )