‘Beirut’ is BATS latest single off album ‘Truthless Faithless’. This song is worth a listen. A catchy tune with a vibe of ‘neo-psychedelia’ (press release). The music video fits with the vibe of the song with loads of colour and cartoon images. I like how the vocals are clear so the song is easy to connect to. Check it out here.
The members of BATS are a roll call of esteemed Perth musicians: Michael Paver
(The Scotch of Saint James, The Slim Pickins), Jozef Grech (The Infidels, Project
Mayhem), Pete Acklin (The Volcanics), Tim Stacey (High Horse, Ruby Boots), and
Tim Hamzah (The Scotch of Saint James, The Belle Ends).
Having successfully launched their Debut EP in 2016 BATS have been in the studio
crafting out a masterful albeit heavy album set for release in October 2017 titled
“Truthless Faithless”. The record touches on subjects such as discontentment with
self and the greater populous. “Truthless Faithless” sees a slightly heavier sound
emerge from the bats camp be it in both tone and subject matter.
Without clear ties to any era or influence, 24 Hours is a psychedelic, growling recipe
for creating the deepest of vibes. With lyrical clarity and distinct vocals, the single
neither tries too hard nor does it shy away from packing a punch, crisp in its attention
to detail. Hhhhappy!
“24 Hours rips and shreds with charging guitar work and howling vocals, combining
with some frenzied drum work to give one of the more impressive alt-rock songs to
come from this side of the country in a while now.”
Bats have a vibe of neo-psychedelia; a swirling, almost stoned energy that is made
up of guitar, bass, drums and vocals awash in distortion, reverb and emotion alike.
Dynamics build and flow, ranging from ether-like lulls to fully crashing roll,
soulful yet crushingly tight.