If this is your first time hearing Copenhagen’s Battlekat and you like what you hear, bad news: it sounds like they’re about to end things. But before you get emo over the loss of a band you just met, listen to their new song—the glitchy, feral cover of Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” (originally written and performed by Prince’s band The Family). It has a distinctly Scandinavian pop feel to it, and if it this ends up being the last thing they release together, they’re going out on a high note.

Here’s the full message they included with the upload:

It’s about time to call it quits.

We have tried for so long. And we have tried so hard. But the inspiration won’t come to us. We are very good friends, and have been so for more than a decade. We loved travelling with BATTLEKAT, experiencing new places, playing shows and meeting new people. But we just couldn’t make the creative process work. Unfortunately music is the essence of a band – not just great friendships and great moments.

In an absurd way our new EP “OCEAN / WAVE / FORM” is about its own difficult birth. In the end, music should be a relief – not a struggle.

“I see your eyes shining mad

as the fireflies.

You are looking at

a horrifying essential detail of life.

I seem to forget it, forget it sometimes.”


We will all continue to write music. So stay tuned for new sounds.

We would like to thank everyone who enjoyed our music, attended our shows or just bought into the hype. We would like to thank the many great people we have met. We would like to thank all who helped us along the way – especially Mads and Kamilla from Good Tape Records.