‘Beirut’ is the latest offering from BATS; a slightly more upbeat tune than the rest of their debut LP, ‘Truthless Faithless’, yet no lighter in subject matter. The song focuses on the always-present pull of society that tells us to “fit in”.
“The song is about the impending doom for some, of fitting in with modern society and the conscious decision to get outta here. Why go to Beirut you ask? Well why not.”
– Michael Paver (vocals)
Beirut follow’s on from previous singles “Truthless” and “Tarantula”.
“The brilliant slow-builder which shuffles between sludgy weirdness and far bigger, riff-led theatrics serves as the teasing intro for Truthless Faithless – Rolling Stone
“That guitar into hooked me in. I stayed. I liked”
4 stars – Richard Kingsmill
The band is gearing up for a run of shows through April which includes a South West tour of WA, culminating in the Official Vinyl release on May 19th with an “in store” gig at Rhubarb Records in Leederville, Perth, with SHAUS and ABORTED TORTOISE as supports.
A new EP is scheduled for release later in the year!