by shonen bat

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These songs were originally written for a split 12" with our pals from Soul Structure, sadly they have called it a day so it's not happening.
Anyway, here are the songs, they were recorded in our house during some point last year, and they were skillfully mastered by our dear Joe Caithness at subsequent mastering. (www.subsequentmastering.com)

Artwork is a variation from the original cover and it's been done by our talented friend Andy Hemming from Arkless.

To check SS's side: soulstructure.bandcamp.com/album/national-health

We'll truly miss you, Soul Structure


released April 3, 2017

all tracks by shonen bat, Additional vocals on suffocate were sung by Paloma Durán and recorded by Ernest Wann@atomize's headquarters




shonen bat Málaga, Spain

3-piece emo band from Malaga, Spain

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Track Name: lucky chance
A parade of weary faces
on the way back to their haven
we seized the day
leisure awaits at home
sole price we've won in this life

This burden, this collar,
every hope is unfulfilled
there's still the chance to ease this wrath
time for eyes to open up

at the setting sun,
a lucky chance
to your very end to cheat
Track Name: motion
The streets are silent,
shouldn't they be raging
there wont be no homage
to the ones defying it
every soul surrenders
so easily engaging
and collecting props
while everything's still undone

Everything's connected
so we can drown in solitude
so that there's no chance
to reverse this picture
an old point of view
in perpetual motion
the means for salvation
lying there next to us
Track Name: suffocate
Abolition of beliefs
damnation on repeat
we rose from ashes
believed their promises
fought the whole way up here
just to find out
already crowded
and left to rot
this new mob's looting
at everyone
no room for strangers
no love for fairness
one step backwards,
and down the hole...

Annihilation of the freed,
Indictment, release
A brand new poison
to suffocate
defiance and contempt