One of Wellington’s finest exports, and now Melbourne’s finest treasures, Batrider have just announced that they will be releasing their new album Piles Of Lies on independent artist run Melbourne label Two Bright Lakes on the 15th of July, via Remote Control.
“As long time fans of Batrider, we jumped at the chance to work with a band we’ve loved live and on record, admiring from the front row as they belted us with raw, concise and powerful music”, say Two Bright Lakes.
The album draws on what the band describe as ‘terse and joyous times’ and is imbued with congruent energy that spreads across all 16 tracks, all the cracks filled with a somewhat nostalgic 90s atmosphere. Recorded in Adelaide with Kynan Lawlor after the band returned from touring internationally, finding themselves broke and manic, and marking their first work together as a three piece. Following on from their previous album Why Can’t We Be Together, which came out on the now defunct local label Low Transit Industries in 2009.
Set to play the Winter Chills Festival in Newcastle on Saturday 11 June at the Croatian Club, with Pumice (NZ), Oscar + Martin, Pets With Pets, Scattered Order, Bitch Prefect and more, and also hitting up East Brunswick Club in Melbourne on Sunday 19 June with Jack Ladder and Absolute Boys, stay tuned for national tour details to be announced shortly.