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Algiers detail self-titled debut LP, share lead cut "Irony. Utility. Pretext."

24 March 2015, 17:07 | Written by Laurence Day

Southern USA transplants Algiers have detailed their debut long-player, and shared brutal lead single "Irony. Utility. Pretext.".

The band only announced that they signed to new label Matador in January, but have been hard at work whittling away at their demonic debut since. We described their previous single, "Blood", as sounding like "the end of the world", and judging by the new single, that's going to be a recurring theme.

"Irony. Utility. Pretext." is a hellish mix of wasp-stung post-punk, abrasive techno and tortured soul. Gospel, '80s house and rock are all nodded to as well, and vocalist Franklin James Fisher's rapturous, guttural stylings stand front and centre amongst the political maelstrom. It's challenging and powerful, but also one of the most unique musical blends in a long while.

Algiers is set for release 1 June by Matador.

Algiers play London's Power Lunches on April 22, before embarking on a USA tour with Interpol.

Watch the video for "Irony. Utility. Pretext." below. The album tracklist can be found afterwards.


1. Remains
2. Claudette
3. And When You Fall
4. Blood
5. Old Girl
6. Irony Utility Pretext
7. But She Was Not Flying
8. Black Eunuch
9. Games
10. In Parallax

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