Four piece band, The Battery Farm, have released new EP, Endless Unstoppable Pain, which features the acclaimed singles Maggot Line and Excellent Public Speaker. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new record as well as some of their favourite venues that they look forward to playing in this year.
TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Endless Unstoppable Pain?
So far it’s been great. Like, beyond anything we could have expected. I think, deliberately or not, we’ve made something that really chimes with the disillusionment and anger that a lot of people feel about the way things are in this country. The EP is the sound of four desperate millennials looking to and trying to make sense of a future that seems pretty bleak. Nationalist populism is still on the rise, the government are driving us into the fucking sea with a deliberate no deal Brexit, the Climate Crisis is raging on with nothing being done about it. We’re scared and angry and trying to articulate that. I think it’s rung true with people as it has been picked up on and shared about more than we could ever have imagined. It’s been wonderful and cathartic.
TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?
Brutal, visceral, painful, funny. Everything I’ve ever wanted from my art. That’s two sentences isn’t it. Now three. Ah s**t…
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Just to keep pushing the EP. We’re also planning something special for Christmas, lockdown permitting. Apart from that there isn’t much we can do. Next year looks brighter though, I think.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
My personal favourites are either The Castle or The Peer Hat, both in Manchester. They’re both vital artistic hubs in the city, with The Peer Hat in particular being almost its own world. So many of the city’s best bands like XUP, Bones Shake and The Red Stains, gravitate to the place as well as some of its most unique promoters. I also loved the old Parish in Huddersfield but it’s in a different building now which we haven’t played yet!