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Tuesday, July 1 2014

The Bats: Volume 1

The Bats are a crucial part of the Flying Nun story, as well as the story of New Zealand music.


Sunday, June 16 2013

The Bats: By Night

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

The Bats: Free All the Monsters

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

The Bats: The Guilty Office

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

The Bats: At the National Grid

On their sixth release in over two decades, The Bats are a case study in 'What to Do to Remain Relevant'.


Blogs

Thursday, May 29 2014

Tally Ho! 15 Essential Tracks from the New Zealand Pop Underground

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.


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