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The Bats Announce New Album 'Foothills' + Share Single / Video 'Warwick'

The Bats Announce New Album 'Foothills' + Share Single / Video 'Warwick'

Chris Cudby / Friday 21st August, 2020 10:47AM

Incredibly still sporting the same lineup as when they first formed 38 years ago, Ōtautahi icons The Bats have announced the imminent launch of their tenth studio album Foothills, releasing in November via Flying Nun Records and heralded by today's new single 'Warwick'. An upbeat guitar-driven ramble through the team of Robert Scott (The Clean), Paul Kean (Toy Love), Kaye Woodward (Minisnap) and Malcolm Grant's unmistakable sonic universe with some refreshingly spiky lyrical asides, the song comes paired with a video filmed during lockdown, directed by and starring Conor Bowden, telling the surreal tale of 'Warwick'. None other than Robert Scott's bandmate in The Clean Hamish Kilgour chimed in about The Bats' new single — catch them playing at The Others Way 2020 [tickets available here] and tuck into their latest offering below...

“The enigmatic Roberto Scotti returns with the rollicking beat combo’s rockin new single with trademark folky swervings. Yet another slyly understated would-be smash pop hit in that “other” perfect world! ‘Warwick’ glides along with enigmatic’ ambiguous, idiosyncratic lyrics astride a Batsian chug and jangle. Freshly minted and hot to trot for The Bats growing classic cannon. Bend your ears, listen in. Sit back, tap your feet, jump up, or possibly shuffle about to another sideways classic. ‘Warwick’ is in the house!”

'Foothills' releases on Friday 13th November via Flying Nun Records, preorders are available now.


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The Others Way 2020 - Cancelled
Fri 11th Sep 7:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland