Both on hiatus from their older musical ventures, John and William enrolled to study at university in Sheffield. A chance meeting in May 2011 led to one rehearsal which turned into 4 months of collaboration.
It would be churlish to say they've cherry picked the best parts of post punk pop from the last ten years. What they've amalgamated from their influences is something both heady and visceral. A sound that feels weightless and timeless. Reference points are far and wide with some already likening the wandering guitars and heart on sleeve vocals to everyone from Phoenix to Death Cab.
But there's much more to these two. The 'Four Priests' EP is the culmination of a few months in a rehearsal room which now serves notice for something much more ; Bright futures and even brighter melodies.
BSM at the festivals 23rd April 2012 We're going to be popping up at a number of festivals this summer, starting with a merch stall at Groezrock in Belgium this weekend, so be sure to come and say hi if you're there. Below you'll find info on a few more we'll be seeing you at...
Algiers pre-order and video 3rd October 2011 You can now pre-order the debut Algiers EP along with an exclusive t-shirt via our webstore. It'll be available via iTunes from 15th October. Click here to check out their new video...
Hello to Algiers 14th September 2011 Please welcome our newest signing... Algiers! The Sheffield based duo made up of Will, former Dartz vocalist and John, The Maple State drummer, will release their debut EP, 'Four Priests', in October.