Algiers release new single 'Cleveland'

As a reference and tribute to Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old black boy who was shot and killed by police in November 2014, ‘Cleveland’ is a gripping gospel, Detroit techno and punk-fuelled call to arms that manages to be menacing and life affirming all at once.

Algiers are releasing their latest album The Underside Of Power on June 23, and sees the transatlantic four piece, based between NYC and London and now counting Bloc Party founding member Matt Tong on drums, delve into political unrest both in the US and UK. Touching on oppression, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures, via a visceral and incendiary musical palette traversing Northern soul and gospel to IDM, industrial, italo, grime, and musical touchstones such as Suicide, Afrika Bambaata, The Pop Group, Public Enemy and Nina Simone.