Playing the title track from their new album, it's The Bats playing "Free All The Monsters".
Kiwi indie-pop legends The Bats fly in across the Tasman to launch their all-new album, ‘Free All The Monsters’, due for an October release on Mistletone Records in Australia and the mighty Flying Nun label in NZ.
Produced by Dunedin studio legend Dale Cotton, ‘Free All The Monsters’ is classic Bats. Every song sparkles with the poppy and insightful songwriting we’ve come to associate with this seminal band, who never broke up but are as vital and creative as ever. At once instantly catchy and revealing ever more depths with each listen, ‘Free All The Monsters’ is an instant classic.
Expect some re-workings from The Bats’ much-loved and timeless back catalogue, but this is no nostalgia trip; The Bats are at the height of their powers, touring in their original lineup of Robert Scott (vocals, lead guitars); Kaye Woodward (guitars, vocals); Paul Kean (bass, guitar. backing vocals) and Malcolm Grant (drums).
To quote a review from the last time they played The East in 2010: “Is there a word for better than perfect? If there is, New Zealand’s The Bats are it Like a band reborn, The Bats absolutely smash this show – they’re back for real, and they rule.’
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