Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

QOTSA, BRMC, Primal Scream


band members

Michael Paver Timothy Stacey Peter Acklin Jozef Grech Timothy Hamzah


Influences

Supergrass, John Frusciante, The Bohicas, QOTSA, All the classics, Most good stuff


Bio

The members of BATS are a roll call of esteemed Perth musicians: Michael Paver (TSOSJ, The Slim Pickins), Jozef Grech (The Infidels, Project Mayhem), Pete Acklin (The Volcanics) and Tim Stacey (High Horse, Ruby Boots), Tim Hamzah (TSOSJ, 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 rock'n'roll, soulful yet crushingly tight.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

25 May 2017

Triple J
35

Like the not-quite-stoner-but-close-enough vibes.

Like the not-quite-stoner-but-close-enough vibes.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

18 Nov 2016

Triple J
40

That guitar intro hooked me in. I stayed. I liked.

That guitar intro hooked me in. I stayed. I liked.

Review

Review by Aaron Hayes Aaron Hayes

13 Sep 2017

Super Reviewer
45

Raw energy you can't argue with. Love this one from bats!

Raw energy you can't argue with. Love this one from bats!