Batpiss (still one of my favourite band names), have returned with another smashing tune in “Weatherboard Man” – bringing the confrontation, bringing the Aussie guts-rock, and bringing the unabashed power. Taken from the band’s third album, “Weatherboard Man” is captivating and goes in hard.
Mixed and produced by Gareth Liddiard, the tune is gritty and a vital installation within the larger Batpiss body of work. The song’s accompanying music video features some previously unseen footage of Cyclone Tracy at its damaging worst, captured by Batpiss’ Paul Pirie‘s grandfather.
“My Grandad had his old super 8 film rolls converted to digital, and amongst the family stuff is about 20 minutes of film he shot on Christmas Day 1974 in Darwin, the morning after Cyclone Tracy. What you see in the clip is what he saw driving around that morning, his Marlboro reds reflected on the windscreen and the carnage. We thought it nicely summed our fragile human existence. This footage of Cyclone Tracy has never been seen before.”
Check it out below.
BATPISS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
March 17th | Sooki Lounge, BELGRAVE | Tickets
March 31st | The Gasometer, MELBOURNE | Tickets
April 7th | Music Man, BENDIGO | Tickets
April 8th | Karova Lounge, BALLARAT | Tickets on the door
April 15th | The Loft, WARRNAMBOOL | Tickets on the door
April 16th | Barwon Club, GEELONG | Hola Fest Info here