Originally formed in Wellington New Zealand almost 10 years ago, live scene veterans Batrider are back with a new album and Australian tour. Now a three piece, their new long player Piles of Lies consists of 16 songs recorded with Kynan Lawlor in Adelaide after the band returned to Australia broke and manic, vaguely New Zealand sounding, and tipping its hat to the sounds of the 90s. Batrider have gone through a number of line-up changes to become a trio comprised of Sarah Chadwick, Sam Featherstone and Stephanie Crase.
The new album comes after the release of several critically acclaimed albums, including Tara and Why We Can’t Be Together, numerous EPS and vinyls, enough touring to see them in debt and perpetually broke. Batrider’s sound is one of considered noise and marked by brutal and passionate song-writing that has become a live favourite.
Piles of Lies Album Launch Tour
Thursday 18 August – Step Inn – Brisbane QLD
Friday 19 August – Emma Soup – Newcastle NSW *new show
Saturday 20 August – Goodgod Small Club – Sydney NSW
Sunday 21 August – Phoenix – Canberra ACT
Saturday 3 September – Format – Adelaide SA
Friday 9 September – Grand Poohbah – Hobart TAS
(double album launch with The Native Cats)
Saturday 10 September – Skinny Geans – Launceston TAS
Friday 16 September – The Bakery – Perth WA
Friday 30 September – The Tote – Melbourne VIC *change to date
(double album launch with Native Cats)