Battle were a UK indie rock band. They came to some prominence with a sound consisting largely of post-punk, spatious guitar hooks and dance-orientated beats, and have been compared to The Cure, and New Order/Joy Division. Later recordings have grown increasingly organic and atmospheric and reveal a kinship with The Smiths, Remain in Light era Talking Heads and Arcade Fire. The name Battle can be seen as an incitement for the individual to fight for their passions. Many of Bavanandan's lyrics revolve around this central theme. However, the band were actually named after the small Sussex town 'Battle', where they formed. The band broke up around October 2007 following disappointing album sales.