Battles return to Australia in 2012 to perform at all six Big Day Out Festivals and have just announced headline appearances in Sydney and Melbourne. These will be the band’s first Australian appearances since 2009 and the first since the release earlier this year of their second album Gloss Drop, a ten-track odyssey that includes cameo performances from electronic pioneer Gary Numan, Blonde Redhead vocalist Kazu Makino and underground dance music hero Matias Aguayo.

Don’t miss Battles live this January. Tickets for both shows are on sale November 28th.

Monday 23rd January: Sydney, The Metro Theatre

Saturday 28th January: Melbourne, The Forum

Check out our interview with drummer John Stanier.