Dublin avant-rock 5-piece BATS have announced details of their first new album in 7 years, ‘Alter Nature’, and have shared the first single to be taken from the record, ‘Old Hitler’.
With the forthcoming release of their third studio album ‘ALTER NATURE’, BATS seek to continue their ongoing quest of promoting science and reason while combating superstition and pseudoscience with blastable riffs and existential grooves. This evident on the new single ‘Old Hitler’, with the band explaining:
“Old Hitler was a legendary giant hammerhead shark, nicknamed by US naval officers in the midst of WWII. This song posits the question… what if Old Hitler showed up at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945? What carnage would he have wrought? This question and many more answered on ALTER NATURE.”
This is without question on the odder end of the rock spectrum. But what they do they do very well. Like an angry Devo, their pounding riffs trundle through a new age/hard rock mystery with confidence and purpose.
7 years in the making, the band have purposefully set about honing and crafting the tracks on ‘Alter Nature’ with precision and dedication.
‘Alter Nature’ is released October 10th.