Stream Bateleur’s long-awaited debut LP from atop Table Mountain

Update: You can now grab a copy on Bateleur’s Bandcamp too. 

Today sees the release of Bateleur’s self-titled debut LP. It is the eclectic six-piece outfit’s first full length, and most likely final album. The group have taken to sharing their album in a rather unconventional way, giving it out for free to fans, with one caveat being that the user needs to climb up Table Mountain to get it.

The members of the band have cleverly created The Nest, a mobile device which they have stationed near the first beacon at the lookout atop Table Mountain’s Kloof corner hiking route, where fans can plug in, download and listen to the instrumental seven track LP. For now the album is only available at The Nest. Instructions on where to locate and how to use The Nest are on the band’s website.

The activation widens conceptions of how to engage with music, encouraging a memorable interaction with fans. From what we have heard on their recent music video release, Mendota Sky, the collection of tracks is set to be just as transcendent as their previous EP releases.

So take a day off and get climbing. The enchanting experience of listening to the rare release surrounded by astounding views of Cape Town, Table Bay, and the Atlantic coastline stretching from Clifton through Camps Bay and beyond is sure to be well-worth readying your hiking shoes for. 

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