Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


band members

Chrissy Aubry Dali Platt Billy Watts Ryan Scoble Aaron Ronaldson


Website

Bio

Melbourne based Batz are the kind of band you feel you’ve known your whole life. They embody the nostalgia of an era bygone, yet somehow transcend the listener to the here and now.

With Chrissy Aubry at the forefront of the band, commanding and guiding the rest of the band to an immersive experience for the audience far and wide. Pushing back on the norms of the male dominated rock and roll/indie scene Batz was born out of frustration of the gender in balance in the music community. Chrissy built the band around friendship and a mutual love of rock and roll. Bass player Dali Platt joined the band as a self taught bassist and has not looked back since adding her own signature style to the band. Billy ‘Killer’ Watts joined not long after and has been a driving force within the band much like his late father Robbie Watts of Cosmic Psychos. Ryan Scoble and Aaron Ronalsdon were the final pieces of the puzzle and both Ryan on drums and Rowdy on rhythm guitar have filled a spot that was missing for a long while.

With an EP, a string of singles and numerous tours, supports and festival spots across the country, the band have placed themselves as a not to be missed live band in the country.

Their latest single Remain the Same gives a nod to the 90’s rock and roll psychedelia but still shows the band to be pushing boundaries with modern rock and roll/indie.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

this one suits a big stage at a big festival. it's got great size and hooks and that underbelly gives it so much drive.

this one suits a big stage at a big festival. it's got great size and hooks and that underbelly gives it so much drive.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Knowing Batz and their past run of hedonistic dance rock singles this new one sounds like a bold and mature new chapter. They can still wail hard but instead of copious bevvies in the club they're downing shots of wheatgrass and getting a full 8 hours each night.

Knowing Batz and their past run of hedonistic dance rock singles this new one sounds like a bold and mature new chapter. They can still wail hard but instead of copious bevvies in the club they're downing shots of wheatgrass and getting a full 8 hours each night.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

Hell this is so fun, Batz! Got that old school Le Tigre-like shriek of excitement about it.

Hell this is so fun, Batz! Got that old school Le Tigre-like shriek of excitement about it.