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The Bats

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Early in the 1980's, Robert Scott was playing with The Clean and sharing a flat in Christchurch with Kaye Woodward. Robert taught Kaye some of his songs and also played once or twice with Paul Kean (ex Toy Love bassist) in Thanks To Llamas.

The Bats have long been Flying Nun’s quiet achievers. They’ve toured America five times, guested with Radiohead and the Buzzcocks, had one of their songs on the soundtrack of a Kiera Knightly movie, charted in France, been on the cover of Billboard magazine and landed an NME Single of the Week (for Made Up In Blue).

The 3 played together a couple of times at parties as The Percy Taiwan Band until they got together with Malcolm Grant (The Bilders) on drums. With this line-up they decided on the name The Bats and played their first gig at the Empire in Dunedin on New Years' Eve 1982.

They still have the same line-up after being together for 20 years.

Robert Scott is also a solo performer.

Band Members:
Robert Scott (vocals, lead guitars)
Kaye Woodword (guitars, vocals)
Paul Kean (bass guitar, backing vocals)
Malcom Grant (drums)

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