Made Up in Blue

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Made Up in Blue
EP by The Bats
Released 1986 (1986)
Recorded December 1985
Point Studio in London
Genre Dunedin sound, indie pop, alternative rock
Label Flying Nun
Producer The Bats
John Milton
The Bats chronology
And Here Is 'Music for the Fireside'
(1985)And Here Is 'Music for the Fireside'1985
Made Up in Blue
Daddy's Highway
(1987)Daddy's Highway1987

Made Up in Blue is a 1986 EP by New Zealand indie rock group The Bats.

Recording and release[edit]

In 1985, The Bats were touring Britain and Germany, including playing support for Alex Chilton. They recorded the Made Up in Blue EP at the 24 track Point Studio in London in December 1985.

'Made Up in Blue' was the first single ever released in the U.K. by Flying Nun.[1] It was awarded 'Single of the Week' by the influential British magazine, NME.[2]

Additional releases[edit]

In 1990, Flying Nun released the first three Bats EPs as Compiletely Bats. The three tracks from Made Up in Blue were also added to the 2010 reissue of the band's debut album, Daddy's Highway.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Made Up in Blue" 4:00
2. "Trouble in This Town" 2:25
3. "Mad on You" 2:30


  • Malcolm Grant - drums
  • Paul Kean - bass, backing vocals
  • Robert Scott - guitar, lead vocals
  • Kaye Woodward - guitar, backing vocals[3]


  1. ^ Kean, Paul. "The Bats: Media Update February 2009" (PDF). Pocket Music. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Hogg, Colin. "Flying Nun Records - The Bats". Flying Nun Records. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  3. ^