Couchmaster

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Couchmaster
Couchmaster.jpg
Studio album by The Bats
Released 1995
Recorded June-July 1995 at Nightshift Studios, Christchurch, New Zealand
Genre Dunedin Sound, jangle pop, indie rock, alternative rock
Length 52:43
Label Flying Nun Records
Producer The Bats
The Bats chronology
Spill the Beans
(1994)
Couchmaster
(1995)
At the National Grid
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Couchmaster is an album released in 1995 by New Zealand band The Bats. It was their last studio album release for ten years.

"Afternoon in Bed" was released as a CD single that included three additional non-album tracks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Scott, except as noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Outside" 0:52
2. "Afternoon in Bed" 5:13
3. "Around You Like Snow" 2:40
4. "Work It Out" 2:50
5. "Train" 0:48
6. "Land o' Lakes" 3:44
7. "Chain Home Low" (The Bats) 3:03
8. "Supernova" 3:29
9. "Shoeshine" (The Bats, Kaye Woodward) 3:42
10. "Crow Song" (The Bats) 5:57
11. "Smorgasboard" (The Bats) 1:35
12. "Knowledge is Power" 4:05
13. "It's Happening to You" 3:03
14. "Lost Weekend" 2:43
15. "For the Ride" 3:42
16. "Out of Bounds" 3:27
17. "Down to Me" 3:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Malcolm Grant - drums, percussion
  • Paul Kean - bass, guitar, backing vocals, ukulele
  • Robert Scott - vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Kaye Woodward - guitar, vocals

Also credited:

  • Crispin Vinnell - French horn
  • Arnie Van Bussel - engineer[3]

References[edit]