Los Angeles-based Battle Tapes craft a sound that blends the synth-heavy nu-rave sounds of the late 2000s with the poppiest and most accessible of what Depeche Mode have to offer.
Formed in the early 2010's, the band comprised of Josh Boardman and Riley Mackin cite Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Soulwax, T. Rex, and Daft Punk as just a few of their influences, which plays into their meticulously programmed live show and cross-genre style. Their first output arrived in the form of the 2011 extended single Sleepwalker, which they followed with the five-song EP Sweatshop Boys that included the bands break out song "Feel the Same" Their debut LP was issued in 2015. Polygon featured the singles "Valkyrie" and "Belgrade"as well as "Solid Gold," featuring Party Nails' Elana Belle Carol. In 2017 they released the Form EP, featuring "Last Resort & Spa" and "No Good."