Battles are a New York band that has been around since 2002. The band got a big break however with the single Atlas being featured in the second season of Skins’ soundtrack which exposed them to the wider market. You either love or hate this band due to their unique noise which infects the mind and either gives a sense of calm or is irritating beyond belief. Personally I think this group is amazing with every track on their debut full length mirrors being fantastic.
If you like the crystal castles you will most likely enjoy battles just as much.