Watch: Battles - The Yabba

Watch: Battles - The Yabba

A new Battles clip, featuring freshly-squeezed orange juice and a girl with a basketball.

Four years since their last release, Brooklyn-based Battles are back with a refreshed but familiar take on their experimental math rock. Next week they release a new album, La Di Da Di, and after the success of Mirrored (2007)and Gloss Drop (2011) the three-piece have set themselves a hard act to follow. After releasing new singles The Yabba and FFA Bada you can feel that the Battles outfit is a little more complicated and a little more calculated than before, but still retaining those familiar instrument tones and rhythms that make Battles' songs such face-melters.

The band has now officially released a stunning video clip directed by Roger Guàrdia, for the 7-minute single The Yabba. The video features the three Battles members (all of which are over 35 now) performing in the desert, squeezing some orange juice and jamming in a warehouse surrounded by a cult of lifeless onlookers. The abstract clip is an extended jam, but the 7-minutes flies by pretty quickly when you're preoccupied with the clip's swirling symmetry and  trying to work out what the hell The Yabba means (note: you won't).

Battles recently confirmed that La Di Da Di will be purely instrumental and won’t include any vocals, unlike their last album release which featured a number of guest vocalists. Also worth noting is the fucking delicious artwork for the two single releases - it’s got us salivating.

battles the yabba

La Di Da Di is out on 18th September via Warp Records. Watch The Yabba below via YouTube.

Follow Battles: FACEBOOK / SOUNDCLOUD

 

Premiere: Melbourne rapper Maundz shares Brain Food ahead of new album

Australia's bustling rap scene continues to prove itself yet again, with Maundz doing the honours this week.

2 months ago

Mosh Music: Our fave new punk and rock tunes this week

A few heavy tracks to help get you through the rest of the working week.

3 years ago

Premiere: Lazer Baby enlist a couple of friends for So Lonely video

The moody, Hobart-shot video clip reflects the single's theme of loneliness, and arrives after a big 12 months for the group.

1 year ago

Close
-->