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Capitalising on the charging success of their haunting ‘Weatherboard Man’ single, Melbourne dirge-rock lords BATPISS will reign triumphant when they release their new LP ‘Rest in Piss’ via Poison City July 14. Listen to new tune ‘Paralyzed’ today, and prepare yourself for their upcoming album tour.
Discordant and dissonant, ‘Rest in Piss’ is Batpiss’s third LP, and the most incredibly-titled release you’ll see this side of the Pacific in 2017. Recorded and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones (a match made in gritty rock heaven), it follows the wild community radio success of first single ‘Weatherboard Man’. That saw the band sell-out Collingwood’s Gasometer to the hilt last month, delivering a confronting and committed set and introducing a series of new material from the record.
And there’s an album tour, of course. Headlining their spiritual home The Tote and flanked by a series of regional and capital city dates, you so do not want to miss Batpiss live. Beat Magazine loved the trio’s recent sold out Melbourne date, raving “what was a calm looking pub crowd…became a rocking and rolling, sweaty mass of people by the time Batpiss were done with them.”
Evidence that Batpiss are not entirely occupied with doom and gloom: the band saw some of their tracks reimagined in a gospel (you heard right, gospel) style by Nick “The Grinch” Finch of Graveyard Train fame for a limited Record Store Day 7″ release month. Appropriately titled ‘Baptist’, the band endorsed it as “some amazing shit.”
‘Rest in Piss’ traverses with gigantic, purposeful leaps, this record delves deep into the darkest, dankest parts of the Australian psyche.Batpiss Facebook