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Battles On Their "Next Level" New Album La Di Da Di

John Calvert, New Musical Express, 27 July 2015

"I DON'T KNOW… I keep coming back to the word technique…" In a pokey pizza place in Hackney, Ian Williams is failing to explain the unclassifiable sound of his band Battles' new album — their first since 2010's pop-tastic Gloss Drop. Ever since exploding into the big time in 2008 with otherworldly masterpiece 'Atlas', after a string of taut, exciting EPs, this is a band who have perplexed and perplexed. But it seems not even Battles can explain Battles.

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