The Bats ANZAC weekend tour! April 2010

The Bats   The most antipodean of holidays, ANZAC Day is coming up & Mistletone is celebrating by bringing New Zealand pop royals The Bats back across the Tasman. Following last year’s sold-out (and long overdue!) Sydney and Melbourne shows, The Bats are now finally coming to Brissy!
The Bats play The Troubadour on Saturday, April 24 with support from Greg Brady & the Anchors and The Deadnotes with The Legend!

The Bats are flagbearers for the legacy of the Dunedin/Flying Nun sound, yet their new music is vital and sparkling as ever. The band has never broken up and is touring in the original lineup of Robert Scott, Paul Kean, Kaye Woodward and Malcolm Grant. Their latest album The Guilty Office (now in its second pressing on Mistletone and available locally through Inertia) was deemed “as fine a collection of songs from the pen of Robert Scott as there ever was”, and last year’s shows won glowing reviews and adoring fans.

To celebrate the tour, Mistletone will be releasing The Bats’ excellent Don’t You Rise four-track EP in digital form, with limited edition 7″ singles available at the shows. Don’t You Rise gathers up four fine Bats tunes from 1998 and 2003, helping to complete the discographical picture leading up to The Guilty Office. Featuring the electric violin on Alastair Galbraith (who last featured on The Bats’ Law of Things), That’s How You Found Me would fit in perfectly on any classic Bats album, and mesmerises with its folk-pop groove. You Don’t Belong is a moody gem, while Don’t You Rise’s country-inflected strum is a live favourite. Face Inside The Sun rounds out the record in fine form, a mid-tempo sing-along that sounds straight off Daddy’s Highway. A pretty special EP then!
Thanks for reading & hope to see you at the show!


SYDNEY: Friday April 23 at Oxford Art Factory with special guests Richard In Your Mind + The Ghosts. Tickets on sale now CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

BRISBANE: Saturday April 24 at The Troubadour with special guests Greg Brady & The Anchors & The Deadnotes (with The Legend!). Tickets on sale now from Oztix.

MELBOURNE: Sunday April 25 at East Brunswick Club with special guests Ross McLennan & The New World Sympathique + Milk Teddy + DJ Frankie Teardrop. Tickets on sale now from

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