Algiers Tour Dates
Algiers, a duo from Sheffield, started after a chance meeting in a bar between drummer John W Goodwin and guitarist/vocalist William K J Anderson. After realising who one another was (both were big fans of the others previous band; The Maple State and Dartz! respectively) and after a couple of months of threatening to have a jam together, the two finally came together for a rehearsal and started playing around with some ideas and a musical bond and partnership was born. Not knowing any bass players who would fit with what they were coming up with, they settled as a two piece and with a common ground in their fondness for indie-rock bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, American Football, The Weakerthans and The Walkmen, they set about writing songs, focusing their compositions on standard pop-song formulas; relying more on melody and simpler structures than their previous bands. The result is a sound that’s both heady and visceral. A sound that feels weightless and timeless with wandering guitars and heart on sleeve vocals. Algiers tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Oct 2011.