Vanguard Bookings presents:

Batpiss @ Club 54

Saturday 12 August 2017 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Club 54 ( venue info )
35 Cameron Street, Launceston TAS


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $13.30

Discordant and dissonant, 'Rest in Piss' is Batpiss's third LP, and the most incredibly-titled release you'll see  this side of the Pacific in 2017. Recorded and produced by Gareth Liddiard of The Drones (a match made in gritty rock heaven), it follows the wild community radio success of first single 'Weatherboard Man'. That saw the band sell-out Collingwood's Gasometer to the hilt last month, delivering a confronting and committed set and introducing a series of new material from the record. 

Paul Piss kindly expanded on the record's themes and artwork: “The cover is from a painting i'd  done earlier in the year. I'd been mucking around with some messy portraits and abstract stuff using oils and oil pastels. After a month or two of sitting in the shed all night pushing paint around, we had about a dozen to choose from. The album itself is about dead mates and some of the stuff that comes with missing them, so we settled on the face, and the title pretty easily.Marty nailed the design and layout in one go, then we had a few vape bags, listened to John Lennon, and here we are…”

And there's an album tour, of course. Headlining their spiritual home The Tote and flanked by a series of regional and capital city dates, you so do not want to miss Batpiss live. Beat Magazine loved the trio's recent sold out Melbourne date, raving "what was a calm looking pub crowd…became a rocking and rolling, sweaty mass of people by the time Batpiss were done with them." 

Evidence that Batpiss are not entirely occupied with doom and gloom: the band saw some of their tracks reimagined in a gospel (you heard right, gospel) style by Nick "The Grinch" Finch of Graveyard Train fame for a limited Record Store Day 7" release month. Appropriately titled 'Baptist', the band endorsed it as "some amazing shit."

'Rest in Piss' traverses with gigantic, purposeful leaps, this record delves deep into the darkest, dankest parts of the Australian psyche.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*