>Battle Lines

Battles make that kind of music that gets described as ‘angular’, ‘jerky’ and ‘post-rock’, or worse ‘math-rock’. The sort of descriptions that can put me off sometimes, coming across as too post-punk derived or and a bit joyless. Their latest album Gloss Drop hasn’t won me over completely but it’s got it’s moments. They lost their singer while recording it, so it’s got some guest vocalists and some instrumentals like this one, which is funky and sunny and not too mathematical.