Music / Premieres
Black Bats - Seven Day Blues
Words by Francis Tait
Friday 15th May, 2020
Just over a year after the release of their debut self-titled LP, garage psych cattle-wranglers Black Bats have again emerged from the darkness with ‘Seven Day Blues’ - a brand new serving of unsettling horror rock that gets us very in the mood for album number two.
Kicking things off with only a little more than an ominous, shimmering solo guitar to set the scene for what their second album Psychic Retreat may have in store, ‘Seven Day Blues’ is a brooding, bad-trip of a psych jam that feels particularly relevant at the moment. Drawing inspiration from “the sensation of isolation and cabin fever”, the band elaborate that ‘Seven Day Blues’ seemed “like a fitting song to release in the current climate.”

As Black Bats simmer around David Houston’s captivating vocal howl, ‘Seven Day Blues’ bubbles away and gradually builds into a garage-blues trip that feels like it could spiral out of control at any moment. Just before reaching boiling point, seemingly with the snap of their fingers, ‘Seven Day Blues’ drops back to a sleepless garage romp that echoes the track’s hypnotising restless sentiment.

On what to be looking forward to next from The Bats, they assure us, “we’re disappointed that we can’t be playing any live shows to support the single launch, but we thought it would be better to share a few singles in the meantime, and hopefully we will be able to launch the album in a proper fashion later in the year!”

Get lost in 'Seven Day Blues' above, and follow Black Bats on all the socials for more to come on Psychic Retreat.