Lukas Batteau - Dance For The Dead

Ever wonder what Mumford & Sons would sound like if they were any good? Here's your answer in the form of the debut single by Dutch singer/songwriter Lukas Batteau. The acoustic jauntiness of early Housemartins leads into a melancholy breakdown followed by a banjo driven sprint for the end, the beautiful five string instrument reclaimed from the posh schoolboy irritants to delightful effect. Extra charm added to the package as a whole by the use of colour clips from the 1939/40 World Fair - nothing quite as wistful as nostalgia for the long gone.

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