Xtra Mile Recordings are excited to announce the signing of new band Algiers to the ever-growing family and will be releasing their debut album early 2014. Signing the contract just a few minutes before they took to the stage at our 10th Anniversary gig at The Monarch in Camden back in September, we can now finally reveal their debut album ‘You’re The Captain’ will be out 27thJanuary 2014 along with the single ‘Mother’ out 3rd February 2014.
Algiers, a 2 piece 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 twofinally came together for a rehearsal and started playing around with some ideas. This one rehearsal turned into 4 months of collaboration 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.
To hear what they’re all about - check out this album track ‘Lighthouse’ here:
Pre-order the album from Xtra Mile Recordings here.