BATTLES SUMMER TOUR
IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MIRRORED LP, OUT MAY 22 ON WARP
Mirrored is Battles first album proper and a significant measure of evolution from a band that has yet to cease moving. Still entirely intact are the unflinching experimentations and metallic angles of their young catalog, but a new melodic insight has manifested itself in the form of some of their most engaging tracks yet. “Tonto” opens with and off-kilter series of chimes and chugs which are welded to a forcibly shuffling drumbeat and a foreboding chant that gives way to a soaring midsection. First single “Atlas” is a verifiable anthem, unrelenting and gigantic, but never surrendering the skewed aesthetic of the band’s past. With snaking, entrancing harmonies and thundering percussive force, Battles are a distorted reflection of an entire musical diaspora. Battles have delivered an experimental masterpiece that deserves recognition of its own.
Battles tour dates available HERE.
Press on Battles:
“Mirrored is the sort of album that the sharp rock kids will be citing as an inspiration. It’s a glimpse through a prism into a myriad of rock futures, and all of them look like a blast.” -NME
“Technically dazzling as you’d expect. What’ll surprise you are the grooves-simple, funky and Rolex-precise.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“One would be hard pressed to name another group combining such a pedigree with a calculated, yet fearlessly avant-garde, experimental sound.” – ANTH