Ahead of their vinyl release show at Rhubarb Records, Perth outfit Bats drop their amazing new animated single.


The members of BATS are a roll call of esteemed Perth musicians: Michael Paver (The Scotch of Saint James, The Slim Pickins), Jozef Grech (The Infidels, Project Mayhem), Pete Acklin (The Volcanics), Tim Stacey (High Horse, Ruby Boots), and Tim Hamzah (The Scotch of Saint James, The Belle Ends).

Having successfully launched their Debut EP in 2016 BATS have been in the studio crafting out a masterful albeit heavy album 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.

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.

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