Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

Dunedin and indeed NZ music royalty The Bats have been pretty busy of late. They released their new LP Foothills last year, to wide acclaim, and earlier this month they also intriguingly released an instrumental version of the album on Bandcamp which gives a really interesting twist on the songs, allowing the rhythm section of perpetual motion and those sparkling guitars to take centre stage. … Continue reading Bats Galore… New music from within and around The Bats

INTERVIEW: The Bats

LONG HAUL FLIGHT Still with their original lineup, The Bats are the longest running band in New Zealand and after more than three decades they’re still finding fascinating new variations on their iconic sound. Frontman and songwriter Robert Scott talks to Chris Familton about how their new record came together and how they’ve maintained their longevity. Down the line from his home on the coast … Continue reading INTERVIEW: The Bats

ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Scott – The Green House

It took Robert Scott a decade to get from his debut solo album (The Creeping Unknown, 2001) to 2011’s Ends Run Together and now he’s turned around his third effort in a mere three years. Of course Scott isn’t just sitting around twiddling his thumbs and working on his paintings between records; he’s still actively involved in both The Bats and The Clean and from … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Scott – The Green House

NEWS: Robert Scott releases new solo record…

Robert Scott (The Bats, The Clean, Magick Heads) has a new album due out in September via the rejunvenated Flying Nun Records in New Zealand and Mistletone in Australia. Ends Run Together is Scott’s 3rd solo record and includes Dale Cotton on production and guest appeareances from David Kilgour (The Clean) and Lesley Paris (Look Blue Go Purple). Flying Nun have a free download of … Continue reading NEWS: Robert Scott releases new solo record…