Battles is comprised of drummer John Stanier of Helmet and Tomahawk, guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress, guitarist David Konopka of Lynx.
All members bring their honed-in musical skills of past glory to Battles. The 'Tras' and 'EP C' EPs were both released in June 2004 on Cold Sweat and Monitor respectively. The 'B EP' followed on Dim Mak in September 2004. The 'Atlas EP' followed in early 2007, followed in turn by the band's proper full-length debut, 'Mirrored', in May 2007.