Algiers is an American experimental rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, Lee Tesche, and Matt Tong.
Formed in 2007, Known for their diverse and experimental music, which touches on elements of post-punk, psychedelic soul, art rock, and countless other styles, Algiers would put out their first single, Blood, in 2012. Their self-titled debut album hit shelves in 2015, and was supported with UK dates in November. The band released their latest album, ‘The Underside of Power’, in June 2017 via Matador Records.
Algiers have announced UK and Ireland shows for late 2017 in support of ‘The Underside of Power’. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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In a recent interview, Algiers bassist and Atlanta native Ryan Mahan described the American south as “one of the epicentres of the construction of the modern world; modern economies built on slavery, exploitation, everything like that, and also built on this very confused hypocrisy that actually we’re all nice, genteel southern people - we’re all part of civilised society and at the same time we’re horrifically structurally violent.”
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