With select bands, especially in the arena of indie pop, you always know what you’re going to get. And with these bands, you know that what you get will be good. They’re trustworthy in that manner – you see it with artists that have longevity on their side; ten, possibly even fifteen years. The Bats beat them all out, spanning close to three decades.
Their latest single closes in on EP status, fitting a full four songs onto 7 glorious inches of wax. Don’t You Rise, out now on Slumberland Records, concludes with “Face Inside The Sun” and that song alone is proof that this New Zealand band hasn’t lost a hair of ability. They’ve been around – that over the course of 28 years, in which they’ve given us 7 albums and completed 4 world tours, this band retains all its original members is an insurmountable feat.
“Face Inside The Sun” will make fans want to dig deep into their collection for oldies by this band, and new fans swing by their local record store for a history lesson on one of the world’s premier pop bands.