Perth is back yet again to remind us that they are the state armed and ready to slay the Aussie music industry. BATS, a reimagining of rock outfit The Scotch of Saint James, present their most recent single 24 Hours and a small taste of what to expect in their coming debut album.
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.
Built upon a foundation of just enough angst to engage and enrage, 24 Hours from BATS provides everything you need from a gritty rock track.
Made up of industry veterans Michael Paver (TSOSJ, The Slim Pickins), Jozef Grech (The Infidels, Project Mayhem), Pete Acklin (The Volcanics) and Tim Stacey (High Horse, Ruby Boots), BATS is far from a junior attempt at musical success.
Bringing with them decades of combined experience and craftsmanship, these Western Australian locals know how to get shit done.
The LP is due to be released later in the year and is already anticipated by former Triple J Music Director Richard Kingsmill who said of previous release Tarantula, “That guitar intro hooked me in. I stayed. I liked.”
Richard has spoken, and just for good measure we will agree, BATS has delivered gold in 24 Hours and we can’t wait to see what’s up next. I trust in BATS to deliver nothing less in their album, which I’ll now have my eyes peeled for in the coming months.