About

photo by josh groom

photo by josh groom

BATTERIE is the brainchild of Jared Underwood; award winning musician, composer, percussionist, experimentalist and graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and AFTRS (Australian Film Radio and Television School)

BATTERIE combines improvised live drums, sampling, looping, and electronics that interact with visual projections in a unique live solo show that pushes the boundaries of what a solo performer can do.

Some highlights have been supporting New York art rock band Gang Gang Dance at the Sydney Opera House, opening for cult Japanese group CIBO MATTO, performing at ART BAR at The Museum Of Contemporary Art and playing BEAMS festival Chippendale.

Over the last few years BATTERIE has been busily composing music for indie games including : OTTTD, One More Dash, PLATO, One More Jump, Thumb Drift and One More Line which was an indie success downloaded more than 10 Million times. His game soundtracks are quite popular amongst gamers with thousands of plays on Soundcloud, YouTube and more than 124,000 hits on the official BATTERIE website. The music is available to buy or stream on Apple music, Google play, Spotify, BandCamp, Sound Cloud and more.

In other musical guises Jared was the winner of TropScore 2013, he performed his winning film score live to picture at TROPFEST to an audience of 80,000 people in the Domain. He has also composed music for fashion films, performance art groups, TV commercials, 360 videos, and even a nature documentary for National Geographic Channel.

He has been nominated for 2 ARIA awards as a member of Cinematic art pop group CODA who have played Vivid Sydney, Woodford Folk festival, The Big Day Out and more. Jared was a founding member of Sydney post rock band PROP whose members went on to form The Presets and Boy & Bear. Prop supported Tortoise & Sonic Youth.

As a collaborating musician he has worked with :  Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun), Luke Steele, Hugo Race (Nick Cave) Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Jane Tyrell (The Herd), LenkaGrafton Primary, PROP, CODA, and more.

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