By Night

by The Bats

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Saucer The Bats were my first love among New Zealand bands, starting way back in 1987 with their Daddy's Highway album. Still love 'em (excited that they're touring the US in June 2013!).

As with the Snapper EP, I didn't know about this one till Flying Nun rereleased it this year. So cool to hear the band in this 1984 recording so young, intent, and freshly in love with making music together. Favorite track: Jeweller's Heart.
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craig andrews great to hear this old Bats ep again, I Go Wild was a standard at their performances 20 years ago, they're a great pub band Favorite track: I Go Wild.
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One of two Flying Nun EP re-issues for Record Store Day, The Bats – By Night was originally released in 1984, and now will be available again for the first time in nearly 30-years.

Released on limited edition 12” vinyl, this re-issue is an exact replica of the band’s debut six-track EP. An EP, that established The Bats driving, jangly sound that would go on to form a major part of the Flying Nun catalogue and find an audience around the world.


released April 20, 2012

FNLP024. Under Exclusive License to Flying Nun Records
Band Members: Robert Scott, Kaye Woodward, Paul Kean, Malcolm Grant.
Recorded at Nightshift, Christchurch, Engineered by A.V.B. Produced by The Bats.



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