Savannah Stopover 2018 Spotlight – Bat Fangs

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Sometimes, given the pedigree of a band’s members, you know exactly what you’re in for when you give their record that initial spin. That’s exactly the case with Bat Fangs, and it’s definitely high praise considering the duo’s background. Hailing from D.C. and Carrboro, NC, Bat Fangs is comprised of Betsy Wright and Laura King. If those names don’t sound familiar, let’s delve back a bit. Betsy Wright has been killing the rock scene for a good minute now, most recently with Ex Hex which paired her with Laura Harris and Mary Timony (yes, that Timony of Helium fame). While Wright was shredding bass for Ex Hex, she’s now switched back to guitar and vocals for Bat Fangs. Next, we’ve got Laura King who’s been a staple of the NC scene, pounding away on drums with bands like Speed Stick and Flesh Wounds.

Fresh off a tour with Superchunk and a couple of sold out NYC dates, Bat Fangs will be bringing their 80’s inspired, hard rock to the marshes of Savannah for the first time at this year’s Stopover. Expect some killer riffs and a bit of glam rock inspiration as well. Oh, and don’t forget a fair share of spookiness too. With track titles like “Wolfbite” and “Rock the Reaper”, would you expect anything else? If you’re a fan of early 90’s rock like Sleater-Kinney or Superchunk, you’ll want to see Bat Fangs at The Jinx on Saturday, March 10th at 11:00pm. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates from the rest of the crew on Stopover artists!