The spirit of the revolution, the songs of workers in slavery, industrial and pop motives. It is very difficult to imagine four such different directions, which eventually converge at one point, but perhaps, since this is the work of the Algiers group. The Americans will perform for the first time in Ukraine on January 29, 2019 as part of the tour in support of the album The Underside Of Power.
Algiers consists of Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Maine, Lee Tach and Matt Tong. Franklin, Ryan and Lee are friends since childhood and grew up in Atlanta, but the Algiers were founded when they moved to live in London. The group manages to play on several fields simultaneously and at the same time not to lose anywhere. Here are three facts for you.
Fact No. 1 . Algiers can sound different. And as a chorus of ready-made slaves to rebellion. And as a group that knows how to compose hits for the Billboard Top 100. And as an exemplary industrial team. At the same time, they do not get to knead the "genre" porridge in the albums, but to make clear and clear statements that sound radically differently, but they have one essence.
Fact No. 2. Algiers is a small and experimental team, but it is quite easily friends with such giants as Depeche Mode. "Algerians" played on the opening for the British trio last year.
Fact No. 3. Algiers were able to lure Matt Tong - ex-drummer of the popular indie rock band Bloc Party.
They put high marks Pitchfork, AllMusic, Clash, Rolling Stone and Vice. They tour round by round, without any embarrassment speaking, both in big cities and in the most distant remote villages - for the cause of revolution must flourish everywhere. Participants of the group are interested in the history of different countries, visit places where military conflicts took place. Inspired by what they saw and tell about it in their songs, even without direct references.
Named in honor of the Algerian war, the group immediately lets know what their work is about. About human freedom, equality of rights and struggle with anyone for independence - both personal and global. Algiers arrange a listener for their own revolution - both in sound and in the sense. They seem to say: "We need to fight, but only with our demons, in order to become better and not make monstrous mistakes."