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Algiers’ incredible new album, The Underside of Power, will surely be a contender for album of the year come the polls. From the opening Black Panther sample through a dark, twisting, alt-political dystopia incorporating a heady mix of northern soul, southern rap and gospel, it’s a masterclass in experimental rock, produced by Adrian Uttley of Portishead fame who has added his customary atmospherics to the already expansive sound.

The Atlanta-London-NYC outfit, now expanded to a four-piece with the inclusion of Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party) on drums, head to Newcastle’s Cluny on Monday 4th December fresh from an arena tour supporting Depeche Mode, and promise a live experience both visceral and meditative; in their own words, “a glorious midpoint between Suicide and The Temptations”. Expect a live show of even greater intensity than the album, as frontman Franklin James Fisher, known for his frenetic live performances, is a force to be reckoned with.

Support comes in the shape of Moon Diagrams, Deerhunter drummer Moses John Archuleta’s solo project, himself in support of latest album release Lifetime of Love which has received glowing reviews from the likes of Pitchfork.



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