Bats is the name of more than one artist. 1) Progressive / Post punk / Math Rock band from Ireland. 2) alias of Mike Martocci 3) South African garage rock band with Pete Clifford. 4) a variation on The Bats 1) 2007–present BATS are a Progressive / Post punk / Math Rock band based in Dublin Ireland. (Not to be confused with New Zealand's The Bats.) Formed in the early part of the Pliocene age, BATS (featuring ex-members of Martha Washington) have spent millions of years developing their sound from a series of intermittent bleeps to the sexy sonic bullets they create today.