Boomkat Product Review:
Flying Nun heroes The Bats are ffrom the same New Zealand stable that gave the world The Clean and The Chills. 25 years into their career The Bats have retained their original personnel and have found an outlet for their creative toils on the very of-the-moment Slumberland label. This release collects four songs recorded between 1998 and 2003, serving as a completist's segue into the band's latest album. This is buoyant, ageless indie-pop goodness whose currency is surely only underlined by the fact that despite their veteran status The Bats sound every bit the peers of their much lauded labelmates The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart.