Soviet Space Bat is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, producer, engineer and vocalist. The name has several connotations and is best left to anyone's imagination. However, in short it does create mental images and suggest the kind of music that one is likely to hear- esoteric, surreal and psychedelic. However, it is not limited by any specific music category or period of time. Soviet Space Bat is an extension and a theatrical version of its creator who goes by the name Ajit Menon. It is a journey of self-discovery that started in September 2009. Music is the focal point and it radiates into other avenues of art.
Three albums have been released so far- ‘Puppets of Time’ (2011), ‘While Jill Sleeps...’ (2012) and ‘Akashvani ‘(2014).
2012 has been the most busiest in terms of live shows. A total of 107 shows were played during the entire year while recording the intensive second album- 'While Jill Sleeps...' There was a special performance at the Worcester Music Festival and an Unplugged show. The next main gig will be played at The Alley Cat in Denmark Street, Soho, London on the 1st of February 2013 performing with the likes of artists such as Temba and Zara.
The first gig outside of London was played on 12th April 2012 in Owain Glyndwr pub in Cardiff, Wales and the second one on the 24th of May at The Claude in Cardiff. There are strong plans to play more venues across the UK and further afield in the near future. In fact, a world tour is coming up soon. The first leg of the bat's 'Night Visions' world tour will be starting from February 2013.
Some of the videos of the live performances can be seen right here. More live shows can be seen on http://www.youtube.com/sovietspacebat. There are also audio recordings of the various shows that can be streamed.