The Finishing Line

by Batteries

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Steven Clark (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from disco/punk legends bis) returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year's self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut's dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed.

    With the "Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa" mantra still a loose guide, The Finishing Line opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 "The Fall-In-Love Club" before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead.

    Remnants of Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Cardiacs and early Blur b-sides abound in "Mutual Enemies" and "Hidden Tracks" while there's edgy American metallic synth punk in "Pigs", "Pankhurst" and "Children Be Normal" which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac.

    It's a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven's unique musical vision.

    Tracklisting:

    Side A:

    1. The Fall-In-Love Club
    2. Pankhurst
    3. Hidden Tracks
    4. Pigs
    5. The Rules Are Wrong
    6. Mutual Enemies

    Side B:

    1. Future Studies
    2. Children Be Normal
    3. Data Intercourse
    4. Gather By The Sea
    5. Business As A Euphemism
    6. The Finishing Line

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    Steven Clark (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from disco/punk legends bis) returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year's self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut's dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed.

    With the "Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa" mantra still a loose guide, The Finishing Line opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 "The Fall-In-Love Club" before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead.

    Remnants of Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Cardiacs and early Blur b-sides abound in "Mutual Enemies" and "Hidden Tracks" while there's edgy American metallic synth punk in "Pigs", "Pankhurst" and "Children Be Normal" which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac.

    It's a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven's unique musical vision.

    Batteries - "The Finishing Line"

    1. The Fall-In-Love Club
    2. Pankhurst
    3. Hidden Tracks
    4. Pigs
    5. The Rules Are Wrong
    6. Mutual Enemies
    7. Future Studies
    8. Children Be Normal
    9. Data Intercourse
    10. Gather By The Sea
    11. Business As A Euphemism
    12. The Finishing Line

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Batteries releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Racist Magazine, Last Shop Standing, Mutual Enemies + We Are the Damage - EP, The Finishing Line, Pigs, Pankhurst, The Fall-In-Love Club, Wah! Kinder + Anorexia Poster Girls - EP, and 3 more. , and , .

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released August 5, 2016

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