Al Lewis is a singer-songwriter from Pwllheli, Wales who now lives in London. Battles is the follow up album to the inaugural Welsh Music Prize nominated album In the Wake. It also follows on from the Our Lines Remain EP which showcased Al's live performance at Modern World Studios. Battles sees Al reunited with long-time collaborator and fellow Welsh compatriot, Paper Aeroplanes' singer-songwriter Sarah Howells. Al Lewis Band have also released two Welsh Language albums Sawl Ffordd Allan and Ar Gof a Chadw, spending several weeks at number one in the Welsh Language album charts.