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Battles announce new album and UK tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019


Battles have fought their way out of the studio to deliver new album ‘Juice B Crypts’, which will be released into the world in October. The record features guest appearances from Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces and Jon Anderson of Yes, among others.

Says the band’s Ian Williams: “[The album is] about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home. Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverise the traditional stuff, but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up”.

Boom! You may or may not be able to make out all of that happening on first single ‘Titanium 2 Step’, which features Liquid Liquid’s Sal Pincipato.

Of that, drummer John Stanier says: “We loved making this record in our hometown of New York and cannot be more pleased that Sal from Liquid Liquid is on the track. It could not have been more perfect”.

The album will be out on 18 Oct. Listen to ‘Titanium 2 Step’ here:

There will be tour dates too. It’s all going on! Here are those dates in chronological order:

14 Aug: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24 Oct: Dublin, Button Factory
25 Oct: London, EartH
28 Oct: Manchester, Gorilla