My Machines – Battles featuring Gary Numan

(Alternate Titles: Yet Another Post From Alex Where She Rhapsodises About a Drummer OR Dear John Stanier, I think you rock, Love, Alex.)

This single has been on repeat on my laptop for a while now. It’s taken from Battles’ last album Gloss Drop and features 80s electro pop legend Gary Numan on vocals. I mostly love it because of John Stanier’s drumming which elevates the track to a whole other level. He’s such a distinctive drummer (not just because his ride cymbal is always dangling above his head on stage!) – his playing shows the discipline from his drum corps background. I love his playing with Tomahawk and Atlas is one of my favourite tracks of the last five years purely because of him. Enjoy!

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