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Battles News

Battles to release Gary Numan collaboration 'My Machines' as next single – audio

Band also announce UK autumn tour

  • Jul 7, 2011

Battles announce more June UK gigs - ticket details

Band add new dates in London and Cardiff

  • Apr 6, 2011

Battles release first song from new album 'Gloss Drop' – audio

'Ice Cream' available to hear in full now

  • Mar 23, 2011

Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav to curate ATP festival – ticket details

Battles also announce five more UK dates

  • Mar 2, 2011

Battles recruit Gary Numan for long-awaited second album

'Gloss Drop' will be released on June 6

  • Feb 25, 2011

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Battles Music Videos

A Blackout For The Bloodsuckers Play Video

A Blackout For The Bloodsuckers

First single from the debut album Standing At The Floodgates. Out 24 March 2014.

White Count Play Video

White Count

Second single from debut album Standing At The Floodgates

Atlas Play Video


The official music video for Battles Atlas

Battles Play Video


Show your dance techniques and talent participating in international battles ! Win rewards according the number of views you have on your video... - KassDED : La chaine du hip-hop ! Kiff tout le rap français ! Des...

When Your Battles Done Play Video

When Your Battles Done

'When Your Battle's Done' for Irish songwriter Simon Herron

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Battles Reviews

This Week's Singles Reviewed

This Week's Singles Reviewed

Battles, CSS, Tribes

  • Aug 9, 2011

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Lana Del Rey, Battles, Robyn

  • Aug 3, 2011

Album Review: Battles - 'Gloss Drop'

Complicated and disjointed but still full of frisky genius

  • Jun 1, 2011

Live Review: Battles

ICA, London. April 20th

  • May 4, 2011



  • Oct 19, 2007

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Battles Biography

Battles is an American experimental rock group, founded in 2003 in New York City. The band's current line-up comprises guitarists Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero) and Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet), and Tyondai Braxton (son of avant-garde composer Anthony Braxton), who plays keyboard and guitar and creates live voice samples.

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