Product Code: FN593LP
Artist: Bats The
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Flying Nun Records (2020)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Alternative Rock , Folk Rock , Indie Pop , Rock N


Brand new sealed album from NZs The Bats.


by The Bats

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Spanning the last 38 years, The Bats have clocked nine incredible albums; each one seeing the band evolve with new material from the prolific songwriting hand of Robert Scott. Add to that tally the extra singles, b-sides, EPs, compilations and tribute songs they’ve recorded, creating a succinct setlist is a nearly impossible task.

Their 10th full-length, Foothills, was recorded in Spring 2018 at a country retreat pop-up studio. At that time, 15 songs were captured and immortalised in the Canterbury foothills of the Southern Alps, Aotearoa (New Zealand). Only too well, The Bats know the possibilities, potentialities and sonic vistas that arise when one takes the reins for the recording process in a beautiful place that’s on home turf.

Robert Scott, on the making of Foothills has said “Time marches on... finally, we found a gap in our busy lives and chose a week to convene. We found a house that is usually inhabited by ski field workers — Kowai Bush, near Springfield about an hour west of Christchurch and of course nestled in the foothills of the mighty Southern Alps. The songs had been written, demo’d and arranged for some time, but still with a little room for trying things out in the studio. Many carloads arrived at the house, full of amps guitars and recording gear, we...  more


released November 13, 2020

Robert Scott: vocals and guitar, plus keyboards and bass on 12

Paul Kean: bass and backing vocals, plus guitar on 3 and 10 and ebow on 8, 11 and 12

Kaye Woodward: guitar and backing vocals plus keyboards on 6, 9 and 10.

Malcolm Grant: drums

All songs written by Robert Scott. Recorded and mixed by Paul Kean at Kowai Bush October 2018 then Longfellow Street 2019, except Electric Sea View mixed by Tex Houston in Mornington.

Cover by Malcolm using photos by Paul and Dallas.

Big thanks to Pip and Uli, Dallas and Miree.