Experimental instrumental legends Battles have announced two headlining shows in support of their appearance at 2016’s Laneway Festival! Ready to rock Sydney and Melbourne with intricate time signatures and tight musicianship, the band is on tour in support of their latest album La Di Da Di released via Warp Music (read our review here).
The Brooklyn-based trio are a force to be reckoned with, with their intense, sprawling music producing unforgettable live shows. They are a relentless force of loops, synth, and drums with a inimitable sound.
Their sideshows will be, thankfully, at small clubs, the perfect contrast to the vast expanse of Laneway Festival. The intimate environment could not be more ideal for their sideshows, except that tickets will be moving super duper FAST – so get in quick if you want to catch one of the most unique bands on the planet up close and personal.
If you haven’t yet, make sure to check our review of La Di Da Di here for our take on the album that is sure to end up on plenty of best-of lists this year. The band featuring drummer John Stanier (The Mark Of Cain / Tomahawk), bassist and sonic manipulator Dave Konopka and multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams have visited Australia in the past to deliver critically acclaimed live shows as part of Big Day Out as well as the Brian Eno curated Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Howl and Echoes also had the pleasure of catching up with drummer John Stanier for a fantastic interview that any fan of Battles should read. Speaking of things that any fan should do, make sure to grab your tickets when they are released on Monday 2nd November.
Wed, Feb 10th: Sydney University Manning Bar, Sydney
Fri, Feb 12th: Max Watts (Formerly the Hi-Fi). Melbourne
Check out the video for first single off La Di Da Di: Yabba below:
Click here for the complete, up-to-date list of Laneway sideshows