Barstow Bats

Live Act Psychedelic Rock Indie
Barstow Bats - Psychedelic Rock Indie Live Act in Dumfries

Barstow Bats Short Info

Barstow Bats have shared stages with Primal Scream, The View, Nile Rodgers, Admiral Fallow, Emma Pollock, Honeyblood & Model Aeroplanes, graced the main stage at The Wickerman Festival, headlined the world famous King Tuts in Glasgow & last year completed a hat-trick of appearances at Scotlands best new festival Electric Fields.

Led by songwriters Andy Rendall (guitar,vocals) & Steven McKie (guitar,vocals) & anchored by Barry Gemmell (bass,vocals) & Jonny Tait (drums), the recent addition of Kit Allen (keyboards) completes the sound & the Bats know exactly where they're going.

With all the steel you’d expect from a bunch of Scottish lads & a bohemian style that you perhaps wouldn’t, their sound has influences from across the last 50 years. Yet there’s an undeniable & brilliantly stirring 'Bats' sound – that ranges from the irresistibly catchy to the enchantingly dark and distant.

The group, who signed to independent label Smart Indie mid 2013, released their debut E.P in December 2013. Label owners, Phil & Rob: “We were drawn to the quality of the song writing. Lennon and McCartney is perhaps a bit over the top but we definitely saw something in the McKie and Rendall partnership.”

It’s a partnership that can be traced back to the earliest school days – an understanding that’s grown on scrappy football pitches, across pub pool tables and in smoky rehearsal rooms. Gemmell, Allen and Tait are the perfect musical foil.

Following a prolonged period of recording 2016 has already seen the release of 2 EPs, VIXEN & UNDER MY SKIN & now their debut album LYVER RIOTS.

Barstow Bats have shared stages with Primal Scream, The View, Nile Rodgers, Admiral Fallow, Emma Pollock, Honeyblood & Model Aeroplanes, graced the main stage at The Wickerman Festival, headlined the world famous King Tuts in Glasgow & last year completed a hat-trick of appearances at Scotlands best new festival Electric Fields.

Led by songwriters Andy Rendall (guitar,vocals) & Steven McKie (guitar,vocals) & anchored by Barry Gemmell (bass,vocals) & Jonny Tait (drums), the recent addition of Kit Allen (keyboards) completes the sound & the Bats know exactly where they're going.

With all the steel you’d expect from a bunch of Scottish lads...

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Past Gigs Barstow Bats

  • 08 | 2016 Thornhill Electric Fields Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Dumfries Supporting The View
  • 10 | 2015 Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
  • 08 | 2015 Thornhill Electric Fields Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

Discography Barstow Bats

  • 2016 Lyver Riots Album | Smart Indie
  • 2016 Vixen EP EP | Smart Indie
  • 2016 Under My Skin EP EP | Smart Indie
  • 2014 Partners in Crime Single | Smart Indie
  • 2014 EP EP | Smart Indie

Media

  • Video Barstow Bats - Vixen
  • Video Barstow Bats - Under My Skin
  • Video Barstow Bats - Mental Hotel
  • Video Play Piano - Barstow Bats
  • Video Heartbreak Kicks - Barstow ...

Origin

  • Dumfries GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Andy Rendall Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
  • Steven McKie Lead Guitar/Vocals
  • Barry Gemmell Bass
  • Jonny Tait Drums
  • Kit Allen Keys