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Background information
Origin New York, New York, United States
Genre(s) Progressive Rock
Math Rock
Experimental Rock
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) Warp Records
Associated acts Helmet
Storm & Stress
Don Caballero
Website Website
John Stanier
Ian Williams
Dave Konopka
Former members
Tyondai Braxton

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Battles Overview


Battles is an American experimental rock supergroup, founded in 2002 in New York City. The band's current line-up comprises guitarists Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), and drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet).

Mirrored (2007)

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Battles Announce June London Gig

April 6, 2011
Battles are set to play a gig in London this summer, it's been announced. The band will perform at Heaven on June 8 as part of their previously announced UK tour.   Read more 

Battles Release First Song From New Album 'Gloss Drop'

March 23, 2011
Battles have released the first song from new album 'Gloss Drop'. 'Ice Cream' features Chilean singer Matias Agua and is the first release from Battles' anticipated new album.  Read more 

Battles, Spiritualized To Play Standon Calling Festival 2011

March 15, 2011
Battles and Spiritualized will play at this year's Standon Calling, it's been announced. The event, which takes place in Hertfordshire on August 12-14, will also feature performances from Trophy Wife, Errors and Saul Williams.  Read more 

Battles, Caribou, Les Savy Fav To Curate ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas Festival 2011

March 2, 2011
Battles, Caribou & Les Savy Fav have been announced as curators for this year's ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas festival. The event, which takes place at Butlin's Minehead from December 4-6, will see Les Savy Fav play on December 9, Battles (10) and Caribou (11).  Read more 

Battles Announce New Album 'Gloss Drop' Featuring Gary Numan

February 25, 2011
Battles have announced details of their new album 'Gloss Drop', set to arrive this summer. The band's new album, which is the follow to their 2007 full-length debut 'Mirrored', is released on June 6.  Read more 

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