Battles – ‘Juice B Crypts’ review: experimental rock that knows how to move your feet

Complicated music and fun music don’t often go in hand. While wide-eyed joy often comes out of simplicity, music that’s more intricate often gets...

Battles – ‘La Di Da Di’

Battles’ last album, 2011’s ‘Gloss Drop’, was a masterclass in pop-tastic playfulness. After former singer Tyondai Braxton quit to pursue his solo career halfway...

Battles share new single ‘FF Bada’ – listen

The release is the second single from the New Yorker's album La Di Da Di, out September 18

Battles announce one-off London show

Experimental rock group to play The Dome, Tufnell Park next month

Battles begin work on new album

Band tweet to announce new material is on its way

This Week’s Singles Reviewed

Ailbhe Malone takes on this week's releases Battles feat Gary Numan – ‘My Machines’ With a ticking timebomb for a metronome, this is music to panic...

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

1. Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games' The words “YouTube sensation” are rarely a good omen. ‘Chocolate Rain’, Rebecca Black: all destined to be ‘liked’...

Album Review: Battles – ‘Gloss Drop’

Knocking around on the internet, there’s pictures of Bill Gates taken in 1983 of him stretched out on a desk, wearing a chunky woollen...

Live Review: Battles

Battles look sombre. Multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams is scowling in a black suit, guitarist Dave Konopka looks like he might burst into tears at any...