Robert Scott

Robert Scott, that great musician from the south, frontman of The Bats, the centre point of The Clean, has a new solo album, The Green House, out this August.

Yet again Robert Scott never stops surprising and as a solo artist he’s found a new gear. On his first solo album, ‘The Creeping Unknown’ (2000), he experimented, for 2010’s ‘Ends Run Together’ he produced a terrifically assured work of pop-rock. And here ‘The Green House‘ is another excellent set of songs.

The mood is quieter, it draws you in with intimate tales of the heart set in the weather and wide skies of the south. It’s a record of darkness and light, beautifully played out and accentuated with the aid of the voice of Tiny Ruins

Indeed Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook) adds the perfect accompaniment, appearing on half of the albums 12 tracks. She’s not the only guest appearance either with extra guitar lines thanks to Tristan Dingemans (HDU), with drums provided by Rob Falconer. All expertly engineered and mastered by Dale Cotton (The Bats, David Kilgour) in Robert’s home of Port Chalmers, Dunedin.

“Scott’s new album The Green House captures him at yet another career peak in melodic songs which only rarely allude to the acoustic or rock chug of his other bands but mostly turns attention towards deftly tuneful song” – Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz