“…we were knocked out by their fierce sound, hook-laden songwriting and baaad attitude. They played a searing session for us which sent social media wild and gained them new fans and assured them a place in our hearts forever”
– Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing South
Lexi Clark and Kit Reeve from successful Surrey quartet, Hearts Under Fire, formed Screech Bats in the summer of 2015. Initially considered to be a ‘side project’ with pals Rio Hellyer and Esme Baker, Screech Bats quickly grew into something much more.
Within the first 6 months of existence, the band recorded their debut EP with producer Jason Wilson (You Me at Six, Fightstar, Don Broco, Reuben) and self-released in Spring 2016.
Following the release of the EP the band landed themselves some impressive support slots with Creeper, The Hell and Sonic Boom Six, followed by festival appearances at Rebellion Festival and 40 Years of Punk Festival at Camden Roundhouse in late 2016.
After being invited back to Rebellion Festival 2017, only this time to play a main stage, the band reached a new milestone locking in a Live Lounge session for BBC Introducing South in September.
Screech Bats are set to release their 2nd EP April 2018, recorded and produced by James T Boom of Sonic Boom Six.
For fans of: AFI, The Distillers, Against Me!