AFGHAN RAIDERS Announce UK Dates & Free Download

are about to storm a dance floor near you

Alt-electronic marauders Afghan Raiders, lock and load pulsating synth soundscapes with massive rock ‘n’ roll melodies. The San Francisco-based trio; Mikey Francis, Vincent ‘Beans’ Campillo, and newly added member Andrew ‘Drew’ Marcogliese, connect with audiences through each and every note. 

Lead song, ‘If Only’ which is a free giveaway ( slides from woozy cybernetic verses into hypnotically melodic choruses. Afghan Raiders are dangerous enough to make you dance.

Known for their remixes, they have caught the attention of critics and fans alike. 
It was their The Black Lips remix, ‘The Drop I Hold (Featuring GZA of Wu-Tang Clan) [AR House Party Remix]‘, which won Filter’s monthly remix contest, and ‘Mirror Error’ for The Faint had Spin praising them.

The band derived their sound through a love for dance punk. Bands like Death From Above 1979, Q And Not U, and The Rapture, plus modern electronic music like Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, and Crystal Castles have inspired Afghan Raiders’ high energy, hook filled, synth saturated disco punk.

“I remember getting ‘Different Damage’ and being like ‘this is awesome,’ and asking myself ‘maybe I need to expand?’” remembers Drew. “It inspired me to change and get involved in electronic music – the creative pool we all pull from.” “There was this raw, dance-fueled energy which was always there for me,” adds Beans. “Q And Not U, At The Drive In – all have this raw energy that I love, which really contributed to the first sound.”

Between remixing and releasing music on their own, AR keep entrancing crowds all over the West Coast. They’ve rocked with everyone from Soulwax to Muse to Devo, and dazzled audiences at the hottest tastemaker parties for electronic music—Dim Mak Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Watch the dance floor burn when Afghan Raiders rolls through. Electronic music may never be the same.

10-June CLUB NME, +KOKO LONDON ( onstage 11.40pm)
11-June LED FESTIVAL, LONDON (Main stage)

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