Discography

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The Bats recorded history – earliest to most recent – captures pretty much everything the band have released except songs chosen for compilations that include other acts. If you know of anything else please send us a message and we’ll add it. (I think I’ve just remembered a couple of tribute covers we’ve released that aren’t below).

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By Night – 12” EP (1984)
The Bats 1st record release recorded at Nightshift 8 track studio with Arnie Van Bussell

  1. “I Go Wild”
  2. “Jewellers Heart”
  3. “By Night”

Side 2

  1. “My Way”
  2. “Man In The Moon”
  3. “United Airways”


And here is…”Music For The Fireside”  12” EP. 1985 at Nightshift

Side 1

  1. “Earwig”
  2. “Chicken Bird Run”
  3. “Blindfold”
  4. “Joes Again”

Side 2

  1. “Offside”
  2. “Claudine”
  3. “Neighbours”

 Daddys Highway  12” LP
1987 recorded at Reel Time Recordings in Glasgow and Nightshift

  1. “Treason”                                  2:55
  2. “Sir Queen”                               3:25
  3. “Round And Down”                2:18
  4. “Take It”                                    2:30
  5. “North By North”                   4:08
  6. “Tragedy”                                  3:00
  7. “Block Of Wood”                     3:12
  8. “Miss These Things”             3:07
  9. “Mid City Team”                     2:25
  10. “Some Peace Tonight”          2:53
  11. “Had To Be You”                     3:03
  12. “Daddy’s Highway”               4:00

Bonus tracks on re-released CD (2013)

  1. “Calm Before The Storm”         2:55
  2. “Candidate”                                   3:25
  3. “Mad On You”                               2:18
  4. “Trouble In This Town”             2:30
  5. “Made Up In Blue”                      4:08

Made Up In Blue 12’ Single/EP Vinyl (1986 Point Studio London)

A            “Made Up in Blue”                  4:00
B1            “Trouble in This Town”       2:25
B2            “Mad on You”                         2:30

4 Songs – 12” EP

A            North By North (Remix)
B1          Straight Through My Heart
B2         Get Fat
B3          Best Friends Brain

Law Of Things (1990 Writhe with Brent McLoughlin)

  1. “Other Side Of You”       3:10
  2. “Law Of Things”              2:13
  3. “Never Said Goodbye”   2:33
  4. “Yawn Vibes”                   3:40
  5. “Time To Get Ready”     4:16
  6. “Ten To One”                   2:38
  7. “Mastery”                         3:00
  8. “I Fall Away”                   2:27
  9. “Cliff Edge”                     3:05
  10. “Nine Days”                     3:43
  11. “Bedlam”                          3:28
  12. “Smoking Her Wings”  4:37

Bonus tracks on re-released CD (2013)

Passed By

Compiletely Bats

Vinyl 12” and CD Collection of The Bats first 4 EP’s

Fear Of God (1991 Mandril and Marmalade with Nick Sansano)

  1. “Boogey Man”                                      3:08
  2. “The Black and the Blue”                 3:05
  3. “Dancing as the Boat Goes Down” 3:06
  4. “The Old Ones”                                    3:23
  5. “Hold All the Butter”                         2:45
  6. “Fear of God”                                        3:00
  7. “It’s A Lie”                                             2:48
  8. “Straight Image”                                 2:35
  9. “Watch the Walls”                              4:18
  10. “You Know We Shouldn’t”               2:13
  11. “Jetsam”                                                 4:26 
  12. “The Looming Past”                            3:56

Silverbeet (1993 in Stoughton, Massachusetts with Lou Giodano)

  1. “Courage”                              4:05
  2. “Sighting The Sound”        3:41
  3. “Too Much”                           3:02
  4. “Slow Alight”                       3:41
  5. “Valley Floor”                      3:31
  6. “Love Floats Two”              5:00
  7. “Green”                                  3:55
  8. “No Time For Your Kind” 3:29
  9. “Straight On Home”          4:14
  10. “Before The Day”                3:38
  11. “Stay Away”                         3:56
  12. “Drive Me Some Boars”    3:41
  13. “Half Way To Nowhere”   5:17

Courage – CD EP (1993)

  1. “Courage”                            4:05
  2. “Mind How You Run”       3:04
  3. “Slow Alight”                      4:46
  4. “The Wind Is Sad”             2:53 

Couchmaster CD (1995 Nightshift)

  1. “Outside”                                    0:52
  2. “Afternoon in Bed”                  5:13
  3. “Around You Like Snow”       2:40
  4. “Work It Out”                            2:50
  5. “Train”                                         0:48
  6. “Land o’ Lakes”                         3:44
  7. “Chain Home Low”                  3:03
  8. “Supernova”                               3:29
  9. “Shoeshine”                               3:42
  10. “Crow Song”                               5:57
  11. “Smorgasboard”                        1:35
  12. “Knowledge is Power”            4:05
  13. “It’s Happening to You”         3:03
  14. “Lost Weekend”                        2:43
  15. “For the Ride”                            3:42
  16. “Out of Bounds”                        3:27
  17. “Down to Me”                            3:13 

Afternoon In Bed CD EP (1995)

  1. “Afternoon In Bed”
  2. “Consider It Sold”
  3. “Got The Answer”
  4. “On Your Side”

Spill The Beans  (details on Wikipedia)

7″ Vinyli

  1. “Under The Law”             4:34
  2. “Spill The Beans”             2:38
  3. “Sir Queen (Live at WFMU)”

CD

  1. “Under The Law”            4:34
  2. “Spill The Beans”           2:38
  3. “Empty Head”                 4:09
  4. “Make It Clear”               3:18
  5. “Give In To The Sands” 2:47

 

 1000s Of Tiny Luminous Spheres (2000 compilation with 2 new tracks)

  1. “North by North” (Daddy’s Highway)          4:05
  2. “Courage” (Silverbeet)                                      4:03
  3. “Claudine” (And Here Is ‘Music for the Fireside’) 3:15
  4. “Afternoon in Bed” (Couchmaster)               3:50
  5. “Block of Wood” (Daddy’s Highway)            3:11
  6. “Mastery” (The Law of Things)                      2:55
  7. “Smoking Her Wings” (The Law Of Things) 4:35
  8. “For the Ride” (Couchmaster)                        3:43
  9. “You Have the Right” (previously unreleased)  3:25
  10. “I’ve Seen It All Before” (previously unreleased)  4:25
  11. “Too Much” (Silverbeet)                                  2:58
  12. “Spill the Beans” (fSpill the Beans)             2:35
  13. “The Black and the Blue” (Fear of God)      3:15
  14. “Boogey Man” (Fear of God)                           3:16
  15. “Tragedy” (Daddy’s Highway)                        3:02
  16. “Made Up In Blue” (Made Up in Blue)         4:00
  17. “Supernova” (Couchmaster)                           1:17

Don’t You Rise EP (2009 – Slumberland)

1. “That’s How You Found Me”
2. “You Don’t Belong”
3. “Don’t You Rise”
4. “Face Inside The Sun”

Singles (1987)

A – Block Of Wood                      3.11

B1 – Calm Before The Storm   2:39

B2 – Candidate                            3:26)

A – Smoking Her Wings (1990)

B1 – Mastery               2:58

B2 – Passed By           3:06

 

A – The Black And The Blue (1991)  3.05

B – Watch The Walls                   4:30

 

A – Boogey Man (1991)                3 .16

B1 – Jetsam                                      4:42

B2 – Mama Come Watch             3:36

 

Split single w/ Songs through The Spring Press (2009)

A1 Castle Lights                                3:08

A2 Under the Branches                  3:08

At the National Grid (2005 – at National Grid with John Kelcher mixed by Paul Kean. Pocket Music/ Magic Marker)

  1. “Western Isles”                      2:49
  2. “Horizon”                                4:43
  3. “Hubert”                                   2:11
  4. “The Bells Are Ringing”       3:31
  5. “Single File”                            3:02
  6. “Pre War Blues”                     4:37
  7. “The Rays”                                3:13
  8. “Things I Can’t Leave Behind” 2:56
  9. “Mir” (Kaye Woodward)       3:27
  10. “Up To The Sky”                      2:56
  11. “We Do Not Kiss The Ones We Kick” 2:19
  12. “The Flowers And The Trees” 3:57
  13. “Crazy Crowd”                         2:59

The Guilty Office (2008 at National Grid with John Kelcher mixed by Paul Kean. Arch Hill)

  1. “Countersign”               4:19
  2. “Crimson Enemy”        2:52
  3. “Broken Path”               4:37
  4. “Like Water In Your Hands” 1:39
  5. “Castle Lights”              3:45
  6. “Two Lines”                    3:37
  7. “Satellites”                     4:30
  8. “Later On That Night” 3:44
  9. “Steppin’ Out”              2:16
  10. “The I Specialist”         3:24
  11. “The Guilty Office”      5:01
  12. “The Orchard”               3:56

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Free All The Monsters (2011/12 Seacliff with Dale Cotton)

  1. “Long Halls”                         4:27
  2. “Simpletons”                        3:56
  3. “Free All the Monsters”    2:57
  4. “See Right Through Me”   4:59
  5. “It’s Not the Same”            3:07
  6. “In the Subway”                  3:35
  7. “Fingers of Dawn”             4:13
  8. “Spacejunk”                         4:47
  9. “On the Bank”                     3:49
  10. “Canopy”                              2:03
  11. “When the Day Comes”    3:12
  12. “Getting Over You”            1:53

COMING SOON 

The Deep Set (2016) The Sitting Room with Ben Edwards

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A
Fly Over Rooftops

Looking For Sunshine
Rock and Pillars
Walking Man
No Trace
Diamonds

B
Antlers
Busy
Steeley Gaze
Durkestan
Shut Your Eyes
Not So Good

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