BATTLES – Laneway Sideshows Announced

Already confirmed for the 2016 Laneway Festival, Feel have announced headline shows for Brooklyn based trio Battles.

The idiosyncratic three-piece, featuring drummer John Stanier (The Mark Of Cain / Tomahawk), bassist and sonic manipulator Dave Konopka and multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams, will bring the noise via new album La Di Da Di for side shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

“With a setlist dominated by La Di Da Di, the prospect of Battles live can only be described as controlled chaos. Its a totally relentless attack of glitched out guitars, looped synths and drummer John Stanier’s all-out sonic assault. They’re simply a can’t-miss act” – Consequence Of Sound October 2015

Previous visits have seen the Brooklyn based three-piece land The Big Day Out (twice), sell-out a Sydney Festival Becks Bar performance and appear as guests of the Brian Eno curated Sydney Opera House Luminous Festival. This time, with Laneway occupying the main stage, Battles have opted for limited capacity club shows. Expect the shows to sell out and sell-out quickly.

“… when they’re in the zone, there’s not much like it.” Pitchfork 2015

Its Battles. Live. Don’t you dare miss them.

Tickets for all shows are on-sale Monday 2nd November.

Wednesday 10th February 2016:
Sydney University Manning Bar – FBi & Happy Presents
Tickets from, phone 1300 762 545 or in person at Oztix outlets.

Friday 12th February 2016:
Melbourne, Max Watts (formerly the Hi-Fi) RRR & Happy Presents
Tickets from,, phone 1300 724 867 or in person at Oztix outlets.