Spill the Beans

Spill the Beans is an EP released in 1994 by New Zealand band The Bats.

Spill The Beans
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RecordedAugust 25–26, 1993, Duck-Kee Studios, Raleigh, NC
February 1994, Nightshift Studios, Christchurch
GenreDunedin sound, Indie pop, Alternative rock
Length17:29 (CD)
LabelFlying Nun Records FN291, FNCD291
ProducerThe Bats
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The EP was released in two versions - a 3-track 7" and a 5-track CD. The 7" included a live version of "Sir Queen", from their 1987 album, Daddy's Highway, which was recorded live-to-air on WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey in July 1993.[1]

Unusually, band members Paul Kean and Kaye Woodward swapped roles for two of the tracks, Kean playing guitar and Woodward bass on "Spill The Beans" and "Give In To The Sands".[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by The Bats/Robert Scott.

7" Vinyl
1."Under The Law"4:34
2."Spill The Beans"2:38
3."Sir Queen (Live)" 
1."Under The Law"4:34
2."Spill The Beans"2:38
3."Empty Head"4:09
4."Make It Clear"3:18
5."Give In To The Sands"2:47


  • Malcolm Grant - drums
  • Paul Kean - bass, vocals
  • Robert Scott - guitar, lead vocals
  • Kaye Woodward - guitar, vocals

Also credited:

  • Mac McCaughan - wah guitar ("Empty Head")[3]
  • Brad Morrison - engineer ("Sir Queen (Live)")
  • Arnie Van Bussel - engineer ("Under the Law")[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Bats – Spill the Beans (1994, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  2. ^ "The Bats – Spill the Beans (1994, CD)". Discogs.
  3. ^ http://thebats.co.nz/