The Bats are a band from the Christchurch scene in New Zealand and have been around since 1982. They’ve released nine studio albums in that time and still have their original lineup, despite having a brief hiatus in the mid ’90’s.
I like this. I think it’s gorgeous. Somewhere between REM and The Shins, proper melodic and introspective indie rock. ‘Another Door’ is the first single from their upcoming tenth album Foothills. I love the guitar work on this. One of them chimes like The Cure or The Blue Aeroplanes and the other stutters and chugs like vintage Neil Young/Crazy Horse. With those vocal harmonies laid over the top it’s pretty much a joy to behold.
I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I don’t know much about the band’s back catalogue to be honest. But that’s the beauty of music isn’t it? I can now go and rectify this immediately. As can you. It is never too late to discover someone great.
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