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Free All The Monsters

The Bats

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Long Halls   MP3 sample
  2   Simpletons   MP3 sample
  3   Free All The Monsters   MP3 sample
  4   See Right Through Me   MP3 sample
  5   Its Not The Same   MP3 sample
  6   In The Subway   MP3 sample
  7   Fingers of Dawn   MP3 sample
  8   Space Junk   MP3 sample
  9   On The Bank   MP3 sample
  10   Canopy   MP3 sample
  11   When The Day Comes   MP3 sample
  12   Getting Over You   MP3 sample

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That great band of the south The Bats are back to remind us how sweet, lovely and connective pop songs can be.

The story of The Bats begins in 1982 in Christchurch, New Zealand when guitarist and chief songwriter Robert Scott (The Clean) teamed up with bassist Paul Kean (Toy Love), singer/ guitarist Kaye Woodward and drummer Malcolm Grant (The Builders).

What followed was a wealth of acclaimed releases - including three EP’s, seven albums and two retrospective collections - numerous international tours, gushing reviews from every corner of the music press. All the while amassing fans and friends around the world.

And here we have the next chapter of The Bats story. Titled Free All The Monsters, the band’s eighth album shows them in top form. Recorded at Seacliff, a former asylum in the grand Victorian style just outside of Dunedin, New Zealand, and masterfully produced by Dale Cotton (HDU, Dimmer), it captures some of their strongest songs to date.

From the melodic and insanely catchy title track, through to the psychedelic thrum of second single ‘In The Subway’ the lo-fi folk of ‘Simpletons’ and the soaring instrumental passages - Free All the Monsters is filled with powerful and haunting guitars, delicate vocals and rhythms that swerve and stomp throughout.

It’s a tale overflowing with cleverly crafted tunes.One that immediately pulls the listener in, and reveals a Bats sound that’s even deeper, darker and more affecting than before.

Product Details

Artist: The Bats
Album: Free All The Monsters
Cat #: FNCD513
Date: 13/10/2011
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Flying Nun
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , New Zealand , Rock
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