Acclaimed Los Angeles-based Battle Tapes craft electronic rock that blends 80’s electronica and darkwave with the poppiest and most accessible of what Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails have to offer.
Formed in 2010, the band cite Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Soulwax, The Prodigy, and Daft Punk as primary influences, which plays into their meticulously programmed live show and cross-genre style. Their first output arrived in the form of the 2012 with their debut EP, featuring the hit single ‘Feel the Same’; prominently featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto V which garnered critical acclaim and helped them secure a loyal fanbase. Their subsequent releases, including their first full-length album Polygon (2015) and the EP Form (2017), in addition to remixes for Childish Gambino and Phantogram, cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting bands in the genre, earning them appearances at major festivals and sharing the stage with the likes of AWOL Nation, Imagine Dragons, Elohim, and Mother Mother.
In 2022 they release two singles ‘If Only’ and ‘In Too Deep’ to much fanfare, increasing fan excitement for their highly anticipated second album, Texture.
Of our video premiere, ‘One NIght in Burbank’ frontman and director, Josh Boardman, writes:
“Ultimately, my goal was to make a visually stunning experience for the audience by creating a sense of tension with darkness in the verses, contrasted with the bright, vibrant colors that reflect the bittersweet, hopeful, and joyful spirit of the choruses. Combining dramatic lighting, contrasting colors, and the moody cinematography of Alissa Wyle, we captured the song’s emotional complexity and brought it to life on screen.”
Texture, the new album from Battle Tapes, is set to be released on May 5, 2023.