Algiers

  • USA
  • Gospel post-punk release

Algiers arrived in 2015 with an earth-moving album rich in political and social commitment. Witnesses to the violence of an ultra-conservative America, they issued a call to action, and recruited both gospel and post-punk as their allies. Giving vent to their feelings in an almost cathartic atmosphere, the trio draw from sublime soul, hip-hop, indus music and cold wave and brilliantly combines these eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Nick Cave and Public Enemy. Compositions that are sometimes moving, often madly electric and saturated, always visceral and striking.