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Bats, The - Foothills (2020)
Bats, The - Foothills (2020)
Bats, The - Foothills (2020)
Bats, The - Foothills (2020)

Bats, The - Foothills (2020)

The Bats

Flying Nun Records

$42.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.

 

FN593 The Bats - Foothills (2020) 

Foothills is The Bats 10th full-length album.

Spanning the last 38 years, The Bats have clocked nine incredible albums; each one seeing the band evolve with new material from the prolific songwriting hand of Robert Scott. Add to that tally the extra singles, b-sides, EPs, compilations and tribute songs they’ve recorded, creating a succinct setlist is a nearly impossible task.

Foothills was recorded in Spring 2018 at a country retreat pop-up studio. At that time, 15 songs were captured and immortalised in the Canterbury foothills of the Southern Alps, Aotearoa (New Zealand). Only too well, The Bats know the possibilities, potentialities and sonic vistas that arise when one takes the reins for the recording process in a beautiful place that’s on home turf.

Robert Scott, on the making of Foothills has said “Time marches on... finally, we found a gap in our busy lives and chose a week to convene. We found a house that is usually inhabited by ski field workers — Kowai Bush, near Springfield about an hour west of Christchurch and of course nestled in the foothills of the mighty Southern Alps. The songs had been written, demo’d and arranged for some time, but still with a little room for trying things out in the studio. Many carloads arrived at the house, full of amps guitars and recording gear, we set up camp and soon made it feel like home; coloured lights, a log fire, and home cooked meals in the kitchen. We worked fast, and within a few days had all the basic backing tracks done, live together in one room, the way we like to do it - it’s all about ‘the feel’ for songs like ours.”

The Bats must hold a record in New Zealand (perhaps the whole world, once The Rolling Stones throw in the towel) as a band that has survived with the same line-up for 38 years. No split ups, no reforming for nostalgia’s sake.

So far, half the band have spots in The New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, vocalist/ guitarist Robert Scott (The Clean) and bassist/producer Paul Kean (Toy Love), and it’s only a matter of time before lead guitarist Kaye Woodward and drummer Malcolm Grant find themselves in there too. The four-piece has created twisted wistful folk, psychedelic rock, bouncy twee pop, and everything in between, but whatever the genre, their sound is always distinctively, unmistakably The Bats.


TRACKLIST

SIDE A
1. Trade In Silence
2. Warwick
3. Beneath The Visor
4. Scrolling
5. Another Door
6. Red Car

SIDE B
1. Field of Vision
2. Change Is All
3. As You Were
4. Smaller Pieces
5. Gone to Ground
6. Electric Sea View

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FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)
FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)
FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)
FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)
FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)

FN024 The Bats - By Night (1984)

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FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)
FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)
FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)
FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)
FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)
FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)

FN031 The Bats - And Here Is 'Music For The Fireside' (1985)

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FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)

FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)

$36.00
FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)
FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)
FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)
FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)
FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)

FN060 The Bats - Made Up In Blue (1986)

$15.00
The Bats - Daddy's Highway (1987)
The Bats - Daddy's Highway (1987)

The Bats - Daddy's Highway (1987)

$15.00
FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)
FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)
FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)
FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)
FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)

FN084 The Bats - Block Of Wood (1987)

$15.00
FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)
FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)
FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)
FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)
FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)

FN104 The Bats - 4 Songs (1988)

$25.00
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

$36.00
FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)
FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)
FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)
FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)
FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)

FN121 The Bats ‎– The Law Of Things (1989)

$40.00
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)
FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)

FN143 The Bats - Compiletely Bats (1990)

$36.00
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

$20.00
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

$36.00
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)
FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)

FN217 The Bats - Fear Of God (1991)

$0.00
FN260 The Bats - Silverbeet (1993)
FN260 The Bats - Silverbeet (1993)

FN260 The Bats - Silverbeet (1993)

$0.00
FN261 The Bats - Courage (1993)
FN261 The Bats - Courage (1993)

FN261 The Bats - Courage (1993)

$0.00
PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)
PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)

PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)

$0.00
FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)
FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)
FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)
FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)
FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)

FN291 The Bats - Spill The Beans (1994)

$0.00
The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)
The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)
The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)
The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)
The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)

The Bats - Couchmaster (1995)

$14.00
FN341 The Bats - Afternoon In Bed ‎(1995)
FN341 The Bats - Afternoon In Bed ‎(1995)

FN341 The Bats - Afternoon In Bed ‎(1995)

$0.00
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

$0.00

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