Look who it is. It’s New York math-rock and recently-reduced-to-a-trio Battles and they’re here, in their car, where they feel safest of all, where they can lock all their doors, which is the only way to live, in cars.
Yes, Battles have a new single out- taken from their brilliant second album Gloss Drop - due 15 August. The song ‘My Machines’ features none other than goth icon Gary Numan, hence the little comedy skit above.
The single sees the meeting of one of the most weird and wonderful bands of current times and someone who’s up their with the strangest musical geniuses of all-time. Numan explained how it all unfolded: ”Working with Battles was an easy choice for me. They have a unique approach to making music and a clear idea of what they want. They are inventive, adventurous, unpredictable and I’m proud to be involved.”
Listen to the track below, or pre-order it here. The physical release, available in the form of a snazzy metallic vinyl, also comes bearing the extra gift of unreleased track ‘A.M. Gestalt’.
The band will also play in the UK over the following dates:
12 – Standon Calling Festival, Hertfordshire
16 – The Plug, Sheffield
17 – Gateshead Town Hall, Newcastle
18 – Kazimier, Liverpool
19 – Button Factory, Dublin
21 – Forum, London
9-11 – ATP ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, Minehead