Sunday, March 13, 2011
Review - Bats/Ten Past Seven @ Button Factory 12/03/11
Bats (9/10) meanwhile are , tonight , a force of nature. Opening with the spazzed out convulsions of 'Lord Blakeny's Arm' , tonight the band don't hit a sour note , tearing through their science obsessed math rock--post-punk-hardcore hybrid with a refreshing sense of vigour and the clear sense that they're having as much fun playing these songs as people are dancing/moshing/throwing shapes/nodding sagely along to. They also play a healthy ratio of new songs tonight off their forthcoming sophomore effort , which by the sounds of things ,may end up eclipsing the band's last excellent effort , 'Red In Tooth And Claw', blasphemous as that may sound to some .The band finish on the epic , atheistic anthem 'Credulous Credulous' , and as they leave , the sense in the air that a new album can't come quick enough hangs heavy in the air. Excellent stuff.
Stephen O ' Connor