Flying Nun Records Announces Re-Releases of The Bats

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Flying Nun/Captured Tracks have announced several key reissues from the New Zealand based indie-pop pioneers The Bats. Due for release on May 27th, the compilation titled Completely Bats will feature a collection of early EP’s/singles [2xLP] (1982-90), and their first two full lengths Daddy’s Highway [1xLP] (1987) and The Law Of Things [2xLP] (1990). In addition to the vinyl release, the tracks will also be released via a 3-CD set titled The Bats: Volume 1 (which will mark the first time these tracks have ever appeared on CD format).

Formed in 1982 in New Zealand by Bob Scott, Paul Keane, Kaye Woodward and Malcolm Grant, The Bats have released eight albums during their career and have toured the United States and Europe sharing the stage with the likes of Radiohead, The Buzzcocks and Yo La Tengo among many others. The compilation, curated by the band members themselves will feature never before heard outtakes, in addition to extensive liner notes and ephemera from the band for the enjoyment of their devoted fans.

LP Tracklistings

Completely Bats 2xLP
Made Up In Blue
Neighbours
Chicken Bird Run
Jewellers Heart
I Go Wild
Blindfold
Mad On You
By Night
Earwig
Claudine
United Airways
Man In The Moon
Trouble In This Town
Joes Again
Offside

Bonus 12’’
My Way
Calm Before The Storm
Candidate
Block of Wood (Demo 1)
Block of Wood (Demo 2)
Daddy’s Highway (Drum Machine Version)

Daddy’s Highway 1xLP
Block Of Wood
Miss These Things
Mid City Team
Some Peace Tonight
Had To Be You
Daddy’s Highway
Treason
Sir Queen
Round And Down
Take It
North By North
Tragedy

The Law Of Things 2x LP
Other Side Of You
Law Of Things
Never Said Goodbye
Time To Get Ready
Ten To One
Mastery
I Fall Away
Cliff Edge
Nine Days
Bedlam
Smoking Her Wings

Bonus 12’’
North by north (re-mix)
Straight Through My Heart
Get Fat
Best Friends Brain
Downfall (Law Of Things Outtake)
Passed by (Law Of Things Outtake)
Check Check (Law Of Things Outtake)
Is That All I Get For My Heart (Law Of Things Outtake)

The Bats Vol. 1 Tracklisting

Completely Bats 
Made Up In Blue
Neighbours
Chicken Bird Run
Jewellers Heart
I Go Wild
Blindfold
Mad On You
By Night
Earwig
Claudine
United Airways
Man In The Moon
Trouble In This Town
Joes Again
Offside
My Way
Calm Before The Storm
Candidate
Block of Wood (Demo 1)
Block of Wood (Demo 2)
Daddy’s Highway (Drum Machine Version)

Daddy’s Highway 
Block Of Wood
Miss These Things
Mid City Team
Some Peace Tonight
Had To Be You
Daddy’s Highway
Treason
Sir Queen
Round And Down
Take It
North By North
Tragedy

The Law Of Things 
Other Side Of You
Law Of Things
Never Said Goodbye
Time To Get Ready
Ten To One
Mastery
I Fall Away
Cliff Edge
Nine Days
Bedlam
Smoking Her Wings
North by north (re-mix)
Straight Through My Heart
Get Fat
Best Friends Brain
Downfall (Law Of Things Outtake)
Passed by (Law Of Things Outtake)
Check Check (Law Of Things Outtake)
Is That All I Get For My Heart (Law Of Things Outtake)

Pre-order is available now – CLICK HERE

Listen to “Block of Wood” from Daddy’s Highway

Listen to “Check Check” – The Law of Things outtake

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