NEW ALBUM – ‘BLUES’
RELEASED – HOSTAGE MUSIC – 28TH OCTOBER 2016
TOUR ANNOUNCED – AUTUMN 2016
Alabama 3 are set to release brand new album on the Hostage Music label on the 28th of October 2016.
‘Blues’, released on CD, vinyl and available to download, is their thirteenth long player and was recorded and co-produced with Wizard (Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal, X-Press 2, Wiley, DJ Fresh, M.I.A. / Diplo, Chase & Status) at Dean Street Studios in London this year.
The new album features ten tracks, including the forthcoming new single ‘(I’ll Never Be) Satisfied’, and brings together their now trademark chain gang clarion calls, bittersweet dope laments, sleazy whiskey rhythms, wailing harmonicas and obligatory Delta slide to great effect. Too many highlights to mention, this is a essentially a straight ahead Rock ’n’ Roll record that captures and embraces every human emotion and is possibly the infamous London band’s most complete and finest collection of songs to date.
“preaches class resistance, the sanctified blues and twisted rock myth in 10 tight tunes of heart, soul and intricate craftsmanship.” **** Q Magazine
Album Track Listing:
01. (I’ll Never Be) Satisfied
02. Exodus (Movement of War People)
03. Rattlesnake Woman
04. Nothing To Lose But Your Chains
05. Forever In Blues
06. Vigilante Man
07. Lost and Found
08. Jonestown Blues
09. Rising Tide
10. Turn The Jukebox On
After two glorious decades, the Alabama 3 line up of Larry Love (lead vocals), Rev. D Wayne Love (vocals), Rock Freebase (Guitar), Steve Finnerty (Guitar), Wizard (Decks), L.B. Dope (Drums), Rev Be Atwell (Backing Vocals), The Spirit Of Love (Keyboards) and Harpo Strangelove (Harmonica) are as relevant as they were when they formed in Brixton and set about crafting their groundbreaking debut album ‘Exile On Coldharbour Lane’. They’ve since released a string of genre defying albums and have continued to thrill audiences all over the world while many of their contemporary’s have imploded or simply disappeared.
Pills and Blues. B.B. King, Hank Williams, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Howlin’ Wolf, Ma Rainey and Fats Domino. American record deals, theme tunes to hit TV series, BAFTA awards and the departure and re-entry of more members than any band should ever carry. Twenty years and still standing, Alabama 3 are still without doubt one of the most enduring and important bands around.
A UK and Irish Tour to celebrate their formation twenty years ago will kick off at the Limelight in Belfast on the 11th of November and will include a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 3rd of December.
NOV 11TH LIMELIGHT, BELFAST
NOV 12TH ACADEMY, DUBLIN
NOV 17TH O2 INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM
NOV 18TH O2 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE
NOV 19TH O2 THE RITZ, MANCHESTER
NOV 24TH O2 ACADEMY, LEICESTER
NOV 25TH O2 ACADEMY, OXFORD
NOV 26TH O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
DEC 02ND O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL
DEC 03RD O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
DEC 10TH O2 ABC GLASGOW