Hailing from London, Ontario, Shitbats take the listener into a world that’s one part surf-rock, one part punk and one part grunge on their debut album Guano, out as of Oct. 16, 2020.
The band mixes nostalgic aesthetics with a good dose of humor and expert shredding, creating an energy that captures the listener. Guano‘s eight tracks are action-packed and energetic, the scene of a high-speed street race.
Heavyweights like Mudhoney and Melvins come to mind, especially on Guano‘s second track “Reefer Madness.”
Another standout track is track seven, “Let Me Go.” Shitbats released a video to go with the song, which is infectious with its haunting vocals, heavy drums and sludge guitar riffs. The music video adds extra energy to the track, where the viewer is treated to party scenes seemingly filmed on an older video camera.
Shitbats show the promising depth of their creativity, making Guano an EP not worth missing.
Check out the video from standout track “Let Me Go” below: