|And Here Is 'Music for the Fireside'|
|Recorded||January, February, April 1985 at Nightshift Studios in Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Genre||Dunedin sound, Indie pop, Alternative rock|
|The Bats chronology|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|Spin Alternative Record Guide||7/10|
And Here Is 'Music for the Fireside' is an 1985 EP by New Zealand indie rock group The Bats.
Flying Nun released the first three Bats EPs as Compiletely Bats.
AllMusic called the EP "another classic, flawless piece of the stunning mid-'80s Flying Nun pop puzzle."Trouser Press wrote that it spans "from lackadaisical laments to sweeping, enticing rushes of pure pop satisfaction, each made all the more appealing by Scott’s nasal, high register vocals."
All tracks are written by Robert Scott.
|2.||"Chicken Bird Run"|
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