Tuesday, July 1 2014
The Bats are a crucial part of the Flying Nun story, as well as the story of New Zealand music.
Sunday, June 16 2013
Flag-bearing Flying Nun group and New Zealand mainstays the Bats balance pop grace and idiosyncrasy on By Night, their debut EP from 1984.
Sunday, January 29 2012
It shouldn't be surprising that the Bats have crystallized a particular sound, but it might be surprising that they've just released some of their best music.
Thursday, July 9 2009
Over seven full lengths, the Bats have not only perfected their own melancholy sound, but they've remained a vital and strikingly consistent pop band. One listen to The Guilty Office makes that clear.
Sunday, November 6 2005
On their sixth release in over two decades, The Bats are a case study in 'What to Do to Remain Relevant'.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Recorded for $60 in an island country near the bottom of the globe, "Tally Ho", the debut single by New Zealand's the Clean, was an unlikely candidate to be an international game-changer and a defining moment for a pop movement.