24 June 2022
This is the musical response that dark times demand. One that not only shakes its fist but deploys it. Locally-informed and globally based – spread between London, Atlanta and New York – Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most contemporary artists appear perfectly content to wait out the revolution. Not only do they harbor a purposeful sense of obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record, The Underside Of Power, but they recognize the roots and thorns of precedent in said resistance.
Their shared experiences and collective understanding of this rising tide of sinister politics, growing up together in Atlanta and witnessing first-hand the pervasiveness of racialized and institutional violence, compels them to make music together, to combat the potentially crippling waves of frustration and despair and to let out a soulful roar, a call-to-action set to an eclectic, positively electric beat.