Batteries premiere track “Human Requirements”

Batteries Reveal new single "HUMAN REQUIREMENTS", Taken From Forthcoming album 'BATTERIE'S

“Human Requirements” is the new single to be taken from Batteries, the debut solo album from Sci-Fi Steven from bis’ new band Batteries, due for release on August 7th. The single will come out on September 11th and will be available as a double AA side single with the song “Softhead”, a new recording exclusive to this this 7” and download.

As Sci-Fi Steven Explains, “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.”

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.