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The Bats - The Guilty Office

The Bats - The Guilty Office

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CD (Ltd Ed of 499 hand made copies)

Catalogue No.: KD067
Release date: 1 June 2009

Kning Disk feel very proud and honoured to announce that on June 1st, Kning Disk release the new CD by legendary New Zealand group THE BATS in an exclusive Scandinavia only release, with new and handmade cover in an edition of 499 copies.

Titled "The Guilty Office", it is yet another masterpiece of original "Bats-sound"; proud and vibrant sunshine-drenched pop, deeply rooted in the nature and universe at the same time... Strong songs, beautiful lyrics, excellent musicianship, eternal joy.

The Bats, who started out in Christchurch in 1982, have released numerous records on labels like Flying Nun, and are considered to be one of the most influental bands to come out of the New Zealand scene.

The influence and magic continues as strong as ever, and the Bats have done it again; The Guilty Office is a true classic!

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The Bats:
Robert Scott - Vocals, guitars
Kaye Woodward - Guitars, b/vocals
Paul Kean - Bass, b/vocals
Malcolm Grant - Drums

Guests:
Alan Starrett - Strings on 5, 6, 7 & 12
Katrina Thomson - Harp on 12

Songs written by Robert Scott/The Bats. Recorded by John Kelcher at The National Grid, Heathcote Aug/07. Recording of additional overdubs, mixing and mastering by Paul Kean at Longfellow Street. Strings and Harp recorded by Mike McLeod at Masonic Lodge, Port Chalmers. Painting and drawings by Robert Scott. Layout by Mattias Nilsson.

Thanks to - Justine, Miree, Rose & Annabel, Tony & Sonya, Rob Mayes, Jens, Moira, Finn & Dan, and all the other lovely folks that helped us out with hospitality.

Tracklist
01. Countersign
02. Crimson Enemy
03. Broken Path
04. Like Water In Your Hands
05. Castle Lights
06. Two Lines
07. Satellites
08. Later On That Night
09. Steppin Out
10. The I Specialist
11. The Guilty Office
12. The Orchard

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