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Batrider were one of the brightest stars to come out of Wellington in the early 2000’s. A four-piece led by guitarist/vocalist Sarah Chadwick, the strength in the group lies in their gritty vocals and guitarist Julia Rouse’s excellent rhythmic riffs, countered by the strong rhythm section of bassist/talented illustrator Toby Morris and shuffling drummer Tara Wilcox.

The group toured New Zealand extensively with the early A Low Hum shows.
with the release of the groups debut LP ‘They said your hideous’ the group made the relocation to Melbourne, taking up residency on the other side of the ditch.

Eventually vocalist Chadwick would go solo recording under her full name Sarah Mary Chadwick, whilst Rouse would form Twerps.


  • Sarah Chadwick (Vocals/Guitar, 2004 – 2011)
  • Julia Rouse (Guitar, 2004 – 2008?)
  • Toby Morris (Bass/Vocals, 2004 – 2007?)
  • Tara Wilcoz (Drums, 2004 – 2011)
  • Sam Featherstone (Drums, 2007? – 2011)
  • Stephanie Crase (Guitar, 2008 – 2010)


  • Sanatana CD Single (2004, Self-released)
  • They Said Your Hideous (2004, No Promo, NPR002)
  • Take Me Back EP (2006, No Promo, NPR005)
  • Tara (2007, No Promo, NPR006)
  • Ping Guitars, Yellow Stars Mini-Album (2007, Self-Released)
  • Why We Can’t Be Together (2009, Low Transit Industries, LTID094)
  • Bag Wine Forever (2009, Self-Released)
  • Piles of Lies (2011, Two Bright Lakes, TBL016)



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