Second Lovers

by Nick Batterham

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"This is the perfect acoustic album." Liz Elleson - The AU Review 4th March 2011

"Recalls the open spaces and emotional force of that great Australian band The Triffids.” Noel Mengel – Courier Mail, 12th February 2011

“A captivating mix of soul, indie folk and dramatic pop…one of the albums of the year.” Jeff Jenkins – Inpress Magazine, 3rd November 2010

"Every song sounds like a drunken late-night phone call full of horniness and self-hatred. Desperate come-ons and regretful morning-afters rarely sound this good.” Jody Macgregor – Rave Magazine, 8th February 2011

“Nick Batterham personifies talent of the highest order in a most unheralded manner.” The Boomeister – Inpress Magazine, 20th October 2010

"...brings to mind the Chilli Peppers wildcard John Frusciante. This is music to get lost in.” Jeff Apter – Sydney Morning Herald, 17th December 2010

Killer melodies meet knockout vocals on Nick Batterham’s debut album, Second Lovers.

Singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has produced an exquisite album of acoustic folk sounds, mingling at times with power driven rock. With its lush production many moments immerse you in a blissful soundscape while never losing sight of its emotional heart.

Batterham’s recording process is an extension of a live performance, his songs remain true to the emotions behind the lyrics, often recording the day a song is written so his playing is not over-rehearsed. For Nick it is about compulsion not calculation. The results are truly captivating. Second Lovers was recorded at Batterham’s home studio.

Each song is a moment captured. Some tracks are darkly crafted with whiskey-soaked instrumentation. Dragonfly remains untouched - just the live recording. With serendipitous timing, at the end of Dragonfly, a plane flew over the house just as he sings, “I’d fly away”. A moment of divine imperfection forever embedded in the song. You can also find beautifully crafted video clips for Dragonfly and From Now On on YouTube.

Nick Batterham is no newcomer to the music scene, he has found his musical way via integral groups and projects, such as singer-songwriter in Blindside (single of the week in UK Spin Magazine 1993) supporting acts like Smashing Pumpkins . Toured the USA and UK in ’94 with The Earthmen. They played a bunch of supports (INXS, Alanis Morissette, Buffalo Tom, Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub), their debut album received 5-star reviews and an ARIA nomination for Best Debut Album in ‘97.


released October 23, 2010

All songs written, performed & recorded by Nick Batterham.
Mixed by Adam Rhodes. Mastered by Casey Rice.


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Nick Batterham Melbourne, Australia

Nick Batterham is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia.

He has been a central figure in the bands Blindside, The Earthmen and Cordrazine.

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