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Batteries 'Human Requirements'


Batteries 'Human Requirements' - Cargo Records UK
Batteries 'Human Requirements' - Cargo Records UK

Do Yourself In

Batteries 'Human Requirements'


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Very limited 7” single (300 only worldwide)

“Human Requirements” is the next single to be taken from Batteries, the debut solo album from Sci-Fi Steven from bis’ new band Batteries, which is out now via Do Yourself In. The single will come out on 11 September and will be available as a double AA side single with the song “Softhead”, a new recording exclusive to this this 7”. 

As Sci-Fi Steven Explains, the song "Human Requirements" is a “thinly veiled political rant about the desperate inability of the electorate to fundamentally put collective welfare ahead of short-term selfishness. The "say-one-thing, vote-another" mentality that pervades and my frustration at conservative negativity. Somehow, it seems to have turned into a pop song with a skinny-tie sprightliness."

More info about Batteries:

Batteries is the self-titled debut solo album by Steven Clark (professionally known as Sci-Fi Steven) from Glasgow's Punk/Disco legends bis. An exercise in short, sharp new-wave snappiness, Steven has ramped up the guitars and latent aggression to create a new sound which has already been compared to Devo playing Queens of the Stone Age or vice-versa. Nagging melodies abound with some darker twists and a cynical sense of positivity informs the lyrics. There are plenty of pop hooks for the bis faithful, but Batteries is an angrier beast. 

"Irresistible post-punk pop." Vive Le Rock 9/10

"The self-titled debut album from Batteries fizzes with post-punk energy across its 12 tracks, poking you in the ribs with arpeggio riffs that are all angles and elbows." The Herald


"The lead single, which like the project and the album is also called ‘Batteries’, is the perfect lead in to the project. It’s a sharp-edged three minutes, pushing itself forward with stop-start rhythms, and bloody hell it’s catchy." CMU

1. Human Requirements
2. Softhead
3. Human Requirements (Skylab Remix)
4. Human Requirements (Glitterous Remix)
5. Human Requirements (Video)