the bathers


After a fifteen year absence The Bathers return in 2016.The band, led by songwriter Chris Thomson, have reunited to play some shows ahead of a new album and the reissue of their back catalogue. Formed in 1985 the band released six critically acclaimed albums which saw them working with musicians from Liz Fraser to Belle and Sebastian. They feature regularly in greatest album polls and have been described as being "the best kept secret in Scottish music."


Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards / Chris Thomson
Guitars, Vocals / Callum McNair
Bass / Ken McHugh
Drums, Percussion, Vocals / Hazel Morrison






Tour news







News & Updates

We would really like to thank everyone who came out to see us in October. We had a great time and loved meeting so many new people. We'll be back in 2017 with more shows, more reissues and some new songs.

Kelvingrove Baby is now available on Itunes, Spotify and all digital platforms!


There is some very exciting news coming 16/10/16.


We play The Lexington in London on Sunday 16/10. There are a handful of tickets left.


We were in The Times-Scotland last Saturday. You can read a full version of the article here -


We are recording a new session for The Janice Forsyth show in a couple of weeks. 

There may be a new song!


Tickets are selling fast for our October Tour! 


We were on BBC Scotland's The Quay Sessions along side The Divine Comedy.

You can watch clips and listen to the show here -


Chris is a guest vocalist on Starless by Paul McGeechan. It's a beautiful album.

We will be announcing some new shows soon!