BBC - Battles - BBC Glastonbury Festival - 2011

Steve Lamacq

16:00 – 19:00 // In the studio next is Marc Riley

Wed 22nd June – Sun 26th June 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Battles

Battles

Time for Ice Cream

New York experimentalists Battles made a welcome return to Worthy farm with a new album and one less band member in tow.

The departure of Tyondai Braxton sent the band in search of a guest or two, with Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, The Boredoms' Matias Aguayo and Gary Numan stepping in to lend their vocal talents to the intricate rhythms and layered sounds of 2011's Gloss Drop. The new work remains as dynamic and exciting as 2007's Mirrored, which made Saturday's John Peel Stage appearance a must watch set.

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