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Algiers returned with new track ‘Bite Back’, featuring Backxwash and billy woods in September 2022.
Born in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, the six-minute opus sees Algiers frontperson Franklin James Fisher trading verses with contemporary hip hop innovators Backxwash, aka Montreal Zambian-Canadian rapper & producer Ashanti Mutinta, and NYC rapper and Backwood Studioz label founder billy woods, on Black resistance, PsyOps and police oppression.
Multi-instrumentalist/producer Ryan Mahan said: “Shit’s been so real the past few years, we really needed to grow our community of collaborators and make solid the bonds we’ve always felt, particularly with rap heads. And to have the two best rappers around, billy woods AND Backxwash, on the same Algiers-produced track? Pinch me, for real.”
‘Bite Back’ is the first new music from Algiers – the four-piece of Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, Lee Tesche and Matt Tong – since their critically acclaimed third album There Is No Year in 2020. The record was described as “… music of passion and power” (Sunday Times), "electrifying and unpredictable” (The Observer), and “… towering anthems and sinewy grooves” (MOJO).
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