Sid Batham
Sid Batham
Sid Batham – All Lies (17th November on Bite Records)
Fresh from giving away track ‘The One With The Gun’, Sid Batham announces his official debut release with ‘All Lies’.  The track that turned multiple heads leading to main stage slots at the likes of Lovebox and Wireless festivals this Summer, ‘All Lies’ is a bold statement of intent; soaring piano riffs sit underneath passionate vocals that overflow with pained emotion and smooth hooks. Remixes come from Brookes Brothers and Blonde. Producer du jour Cyril Hahn has also sampled Sid’s vocals from ‘All Lies’ for his own forthcoming debut single ‘Raw Cut’ released on PMR in October, already amassing a quarter of a million plays in just a few weeks. Unlike your average pop artist, Sid writes all of his own music, playing guitar and piano and co-producing his entire first album with new producer Sigala. Sid Batham and his six-strong live band have already won rave reviews from the likes of industry tastemakers Music Week, Record of the Day and Earmilk.

Sid Batham is a 22 year old vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London.

Except that’s not all he is. When he sings he blows people away with a combination of beauty and power. When he plays it’s impossible not to be struck by his musical proficiency, underlined with a quiet but knowing confidence. When he walks into a room it is clear he possesses that distinct but un-definable quality which turns heads.

This may seem like high praise for an artist so young, but Sid Batham’s songs speak for themselves. Having practised his craft and written for years Sid has built up an impressive back catalogue, allowing him the luxury of presenting his music and live show in finished form. Whilst he describes his sound as primarily R&B and soul, Batham is more coy when it comes to his influences, stating “The main inspiration has been the small team I have around me, who are all incredibly inspiring individuals. We keep a good positive work ethic and are always pushing ourselves. That’s the most important thing to me.”

Sid appeared fully formed - and seemingly out of nowhere - earlier this year posting some of his newly recorded music online for the first time ever. Co-produced by Sid alongside new production talent Sigala, just 23 years old, these initial tracks were simply a precursor to Sid’s first album which is, characteristically, already complete. As if to underline the breadth of his credentials, he has also recently lent his unmistakable vocal riffs to fast-rising producer Cyril Hahn, who uses a sample of Sid’s ‘All Lies’ on one of his forthcoming original tracks ‘Raw Cut’ to be released on PMR Records this October.

Equipped with an equally accomplished live show, mature in its showmanship and integrity, the music industry have quickly taken note and after playing just one gig Sid was booked for his first festival appearances including The Great Escape, Wireless and gracing the main stage at Lovebox this summer.

“Unique, mercurial pop... a stellar taste of what’s to come” - Planet Notion

“Sid Batham is on par with pop culture’s elite” - Earmilk

“One of the most assured debuts we’ve heard from an artist in some time” - Record of the Day