ALABAMA SHAKES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘BOYS and GIRLS’, TO BE RELEASED 9TH APRIL 2012
Alabama Shakes are about to break big.
For once the buzz is justified.
This is a pure soul vocal from Brittany Howard isÃÂ like Janis Joplin over classic sixties soul backing. Really powerl. really emotional.Quite amazing.
LISTEN TO THE FIRST TRACK ‘HOLD ON’
‘Boys & Girls’, the full-length debut album from Alabama Shakes, will be released in the UK and Europe by Rough Trade on 9th April 2012. ATO Records will release it in North America on 10th April. See below for track listing. The band will make its television debut on 7th February in the US on Conan. Beginning today, fans can stream the track “Hold On”Â at www.alabamashakes.com. To embed it on your own website simply copy and paste this code:
Alabama Shakes ”â comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson and bassist Zac Cockrell ”â began playing together when they were in high school. Ben Tanner assists on keyboards. ‘Boys & Girls’ was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN. Produced and mixed by the band members, the album is a vibrant fusion of swampy dirty South rock, blues and soul delivered with punk rock fervor.
Alabama Shakes’ debut UK show, scheduled for 22nd February at Boston Arms was the first 2012 NME Awards show to sell out, so the band added two additional dates ”â 23rd February and 24th, which have now sold out as well, leading to the third show being moved to a bigger room in the venue. Jack White’s Third Man Records has selected Alabama Shakes to kick off its series of live 45 releases. A two-song 7”Â from the band’s fall 2011 session at Third Man in Nashville, is due out in late January.