Warp is very pleased to announce the return of Battles with their new album, Mirrored out May 14th 2007. Preceding what is actually their debut album, Atlas their first single will be released 2nd of April.
Battles have been developing a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts to grace the earth, with a legacy of much talked about sell out performances and the highlight of many underground music festivals such as ATP and Triptych.
A long time coming, the first album proper from Battles is sure to be greeted with anticipation. The result in Mirrored simply could not have been speculated and is completely unique in its sound and style, even in comparison to previous work. For Mirrored charts an accomplished evolution since their last recordings. Still entirely intact are the unflinching experimentations and metallic angles of their young catalogue, but a new melodic insight has manifested itself in the form of some of their most engaging tracks yet. First single Atlas, is a verifiable anthem, unrelenting and gigantic, but never surrenders the skewed aesthetic of the band's past. With Atlas comes an incredible music video by Tim Saccenti - details of which will be with you soon.
Full Uk Tour May 2007:
16.05 London @ Scala
17.05 Sheffield @ The Corporation (with Clark live)
18.05 Bristol @ The Cooler
19.05 All Tomorrows Parties Versus The Fans Festival
20.05 Leeds @ Stylus Uni (with Clark live)
22.05 Manchester @ Academy 2
23.05 Glasgow @ ABC2
24.05 Birmingham - The Barfly
25.05 Dublin @ Temple Bar Music Centre
Read our single review for Atlas here