Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


band members

Christina Aubry Joshua Aubry Dali Platt Jakob Kagan Billy Watts


Bio

Batz create music that doesn’t sit easily or comfortably, the soundtrack to all the heady fun, loose times and bad decisions that happen when the sun gets low and things gets lairy. It lodges under your skin and won’t let go until you sweat it out, or succumb to the righteous badassery.

Started by siblings Christina and Josh Aubry — and completed by friend-family Dali Platt, Jakob Kagan and Billy Watts — BATZ emerged from Melbourne's inner northern suburbs in 2015, and have spent their short time together crafting a reputation for authoritative performances at notoriously rowdy and intense live shows.

BATZ combine razor-sharp, thrashy guitars with an unrelenting, driving rhythm section and a woozy wash of psychedelia, with front-woman Christina directing the action with beguiling vocal performances famed for their virtuoso intensity.

It’s a mix that quickly engenders comparisons to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blondie and Elastica, but BATZ aren’t that easily pinned down, delivering songs that wind up and unfurl in a hail of pent-up energy and sweat.

Their fiery debut EP Night Terrors and follow up single "Darlin" earned them support spots with the likes of Sløtface, Kingswood and LA Witch, while also seeing them added to festival bills throughout Australia — including St Kilda Festival, the Maroochydore Music and Visual Arts Festival and Sydney Road Festival.

With The Delta Riggs’ Alex Markwell on production helping them on their musical path, the burning intensity of new single “Save Us” heralds a new chapter in the BATZ story.

On the ferocious, steamy banger, BATZ are at their most raw, energetic and unapologetic… but also, their most heady, most psychedelic, as their spindly guitars spiral off into the cosmos.

This is music for those who love the after hours. This is BATZ.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

Spooky, moody, dark and ultra cool. I'm going in...don't wait up!

Spooky, moody, dark and ultra cool. I'm going in...don't wait up!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 May 2018

Triple J
45

i can't out my finger on exactly why i like this track, it's kinda punky but the elements of psych in that surging drive are what kept me hooked and made me go back for more. best yet from batz i reckon.

i can't out my finger on exactly why i like this track, it's kinda punky but the elements of psych in that surging drive are what kept me hooked and made me go back for more. best yet from batz i reckon.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Aug 2017

Triple J
35

Deal.

Deal.