Battles is an experimental rock band, founded in New York City in 2002 by Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress. The group currently includes Williams on guitar and keyboards, Lynx’s Dave Konopka on guitar and bass, and Helmet’s John Stanier on drums.
In its first 10 years the band has gained international attention.
Atlas was featured in the Media Molecule’ video game LittleBigPlanet and appears on the soundtrack for the second season of Skins. In 2007 Battles was featured in UK’s The Skinny, where members spoke to the magazine about the making of Mirrored. The song Race : In and a remix of Atlas were used for car advertisements in the UK, Bad Trails was featured in the 2009 film Big Fan, The Line can be found on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.