Algiers+ HELEN GANYA
We are thrilled to be hosting Atlanta’s own Algiers in Birkenhead on 12th May. The genre-eclipsing, technicolour quartet join us in support of the February release of their fourth studio album ‘SHOOK‘, an LP stacked with guests spanning icons through to future stars, with Algiers as a connecting bridge between worlds and sounds, SHOOK is a lightning rod for an elusive yet universal energy and feeling. A plurality of voices; a spiritual and geographical homecoming; a strategy of communion in a burning world; the story of an end of a relationship; an Atlanta front porch summer party, all coming to Birkenhead this spring. Support comes from Helen Ganya.
Tickets on sale now.
A revisit of DJ Grand Wizard Theodore’s 1970s punk-infused New York City rap masterpiece “Subway Theme” served as a spiritual moodboard for the cross-pollination of urban and counter-culture styles at the heart of Algiers’ approach to SHOOK. They honed their skills as producers while paying respect to a sprawling lineage of rap and punk iconoclasts from DJ Premier, DJ Screw and Dead Boys to Lukah, Griselda and Dïat. The band continued in the path set out by their own one-of-a-kind 2020 free jazz montage “Can the Subbass Speak?”, chopping and screwing beats on a dusty SP-404 and a Sequential Circuits Tempest, building imagined sample libraries from scratch, and feeding found sounds and live performance through a host of modular synthesizers and tape machines.
Future Yard presents
+ Helen Ganya
Friday 12th May 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
Brighton-based, Scottish-Thai musician Helen Ganya experiments with existentially-driven lyrics and off-kilter sounds to create a layered musical landscape. On her new album ‘polish the machine‘ (Bella Union), she stretches away from the suburban nightmare, seeking a cathartic reprieve that looks beyond the ordinary. Her 2019 album Vanishing Lands explored environmental ruination via her monochrome dreams whilst 2017’s Consume Me, took influence from her own experiences of being mixed race.