MAGNET Television: Q&A With Robert Scott (The Bats)

Aside from U2, the Bats are the longest-running active band that’s kept the exact same lineup during its entire career. The highly influential New Zealand quartet formed in 1982 and has released 10 albums without any missteps along the way. Led by Robert Scott—also a member of equally great trio the Clean—the Bats have just issued Foothills (Flying Nun), another collection of 15 familiar-yet-always-evolving indie-rock songs that are probably better than whatever you’re listening to right now.