As the more geographically astute readers will know, you can’t get much further from the sea in the UK than Sheffield. But this hasn’t stopped Steel City duo Algiers from penning a tune so salty you can practically surf on it. If the lovesick singalong shantyisms of ‘Lighthouse’ - a minimalist blend of reeling guitar, rolling toms and bracing vocals - aren’t enough, then the video (basically a compilation of olde-worlde maritime peril) should strike home the message. Literal packaging aside, ‘Lighthouse’, taken from Algiers’ debut LP, ‘You’re The Captain’, has a hearty folksome chorus buoyant enough to float many a boat. Check for yourself below.
You’re The Captain is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings.
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