Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk


band members

Chrissy Aubry Dali Platt Billy Watts Ryan Scoble Aaron Ronaldson


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.

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. The band made up of Chrissy Aubry, Dali Platt, Billy 'Killer' Watts, Ryan Scoble and Aaron Ronaldson.

BATZ combine razor-sharp, thrashy guitars with an unrelenting, driving rhythm section and a woozy wash of psychedelia, with front-woman Chrissy 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 "WIZARD" 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 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.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

10 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

This sounds like the feeling I got that time the vending machine gave me two packets of sour snakes by accident. Riding that same sugar high right now.

This sounds like the feeling I got that time the vending machine gave me two packets of sour snakes by accident. Riding that same sugar high right now.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

this is a real good time and batz are stockpiling these types.

this is a real good time and batz are stockpiling these types.