• THE BATS - Couchmaster

    Flying Nun Records

  • If Couchmaster did one thing, it was cement The Bats as one of New Zealand’s great bands. 

    Alongside that, this 1995 release, which has now been re-mastered by bassist Paul Kean, sees the band exploring and experimenting with the folkish-psychedlic pop they have become internationally renown for.

    Couchmaster, their sixth album, shows a band that is far from resting, with tracks such as the excellent “Afternoon in Bed” - a song so perfecty balanced, so perfectly The Bats. Robert Scott’s wistful lyrics and guitar/vocal hooks are all accompanied by brilliantly crafted songwriting that is always trying something different. Whether that be the electronic howls on “Chain Home Low” or Woodward’s lead vocals on “Shoeshine”, Couchmaster is an album full of intelligent pop music that refuses to sit still.


    Artist: THE BATS
    Title: Couchmaster
    Label: Flying Nun Records
    Year: 1995
    Cat #: FN301
    Formats: CD + Digital

    Band Members: Robert Scott, Kaye Wodward, Paul Kean, Malcolm Grant


    1. Outside
    2. Afternoon In Bed
    3. Around You Like Snow
    4. Work It Out
    5. Train
    6. Train
    7. Land 'O' Lakes
    8. Chain Home Low
    9. Supernova
    10. Shoeshine
    11. Crow Song
    12. Smorgasboard
    13. Knowledge Is Power
    14. It's Happening To You
    15. For The Ride
    16. Out Of Bounds
    17. Down To Me
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