Presented by: Christchurch Arts Festival
Back when the Dux was the Dux and Goodbye Blue Monday were the places to play, The Bats and Pine were regulars at many a gig... and for one night only, they'll be performing back-to-back again!
After an eight-year hiatus, with five albums under their ponchos, Pine are returning for a very special one-off set, supporting The Bats. Their low-fi guitar-based tunes saw them become the first ever South Island signing to Auckland's Arch Hill Recordings. Reminiscent of Yo La Tengo and Nada Surf – it won’t be loud but it should be pretty.
By contrast, The Bats have been 'kicking it' with the same line-up for four decades, clocking nine albums and an impressive tally of singles, b-sides, compilations and tribute songs.
Unsurprisingly, narrowing to a set of 'faves' can be a daunting task but with loads of 'live' experience and their tenth album Foothills due for release, it's a challenge they're more than happy to rise to.