South Island Kokako spotted on Heaphy Track. https://youtu.be/OsyXoYOOyMQ
Below is a message from Michael to The Bats website and a link to his anthology. Comment: Hello, I've just uploaded a music and video anthology of early 90's indie rock (true indie) and have included several of your songs - 3 of which I made videos of. I've also used the video you made of your song "Courage" and synced-it up to the cleaner, better-quality CD version. I've been a fan since '95 after hearing "Afternoon In Bed" on WFMU - a radio station here in New Jersey, USA. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to see you play live, but your songs are special to me. Thank you for the tunes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lGeqJTNsaQ
SPOTIFY - it has proved to be very popular on our planet as a means of listening to music. As music makers we despised it for a while as it competed with our ability to recoup costs through sales of our music. We have got next to nothing from Spotify for people use of our music.. BUT things are improving for NZ and Australian recording musicians .. AND Bats music has received millions of plays around the world. That re-assures us. We create music to share with the hope that we can invest in future recordings and tours. So please enjoy what you find of our music on Spotify, share it - and if you want to support us further invest in your very own Bats downloads from our Bandcamp site https://thebats.bandcamp.com/ And you can watch some of our videos on our website for free anytime https://thebats.co.nz/
This is The Bats managed Bandcamp site. Unlike Spotify where the musicians receive next to no payments, you are able to support the band directly on this site .. please share https://thebats.bandcamp.com/
Love this - The B(r)ats version of North By North https://youtu.be/_mg1paVFxyQ
Pre sales have closed for tonights Bats show at The Cook. We have reserved some doorsales for anyone that’s missed out but don't be too late. Jay Clarkson and The Containers are on first and well worth seeing so get there by 9pm. Apologies to rugby fans .. Cook doesn't appear to have any Sky. Bransons will be the closest option 3 blocks away.
I first posted this on my personal FB page but thought I’d reach a bit wider to The Bats community. Not much use if you’re not in NZ .. but... I’m thinking of selling my bass rig. 2 x 15 JBL K140 ply speaker cab with Galien Kruger 800 RB. For the music and volume I play these days it’s a bit like driving a V8 when a 6 will suffice. Very reliable amp and speakers were re-coned about 5 years ago. Anyone interested? And what the hell is it worth? Photo of it on my FB profile page.
https://youtu.be/aHOAPNCPdzI Now posted on YouTube with credits - any luck with seeing and hearing this in USA?
http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/8219/The-Bats-with-Jay-Clarkson-and-The-Containers.utr The Bats and The Containers at The Cook - Saturday 9th June 2018