NEW ALBUM ‘SOUND & COLOR’ OUT 20TH APRIL
+ NEW UK/EU SHOWS ANNOUNCED INCLUDING BRIXTON ACADEMY
POST THREE NEW TRACKS ‘FUTURE PEOPLE’ (NEW ANIMATED VIDEO ONLINE NOW), ‘DON’T WANNA FIGHT’ AND ‘GIMME ALL YOUR LOVE’
WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND LETTERMAN PERFORMANCES
‘Sound & Color’ – the massively anticipated follow-up to Alabama Shakes’ UK Top Three charting, three time Grammy nominated debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ – will be released on 20th April by Rough Trade Records. ATO Records will release the album in North America on 21st April. The album was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio and was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills—a young guitar wizard who has played alongside Lana Del Ray.
Alabama Shakes have so far unveiled three tracks from the album:
‘Future People’ (brand new animated video):
‘Don’t Wanna Fight’:
At the end of last month the Athens, Alabama group performed ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ (watch here: http://bit.ly/1BwJvzl) and ‘Gimme All Your Love’ (watch here: http://bit.ly/17JZ7mZ) on Saturday Night Live. On a TV roll, they then performed ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ on The Late Show With David Letterman last week: http://bit.ly/1LwFfGh
This Sunday The New York Times will print an in-depth feature on Alabama Shakes, looking back at the group’s formation, their incredible rise and their new album which they describe as “trippier and more sophisticated with psychedelic slow-jam dreamscapes that call to mind Prince or D’Angelo.” Read the piece online here: http://nyti.ms/1BZooWk
Alabama Shakes will play the following dates later this year, which will include a sold out headline slot at The Great Escape Festival and a headline slot at O2 Academy Brixton– their biggest UK show to date. There will be a pre-sale for the dates this Weds 25th March at 9am GMT on the band’s website www.alabamashakes.com followed by general sale this Friday 27th at 9am GMT.
Sun 3rd – Germany, Berlin, Astra
Wed 13th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy
Fri 15th – UK, Brighton, The Great Escape (The Dome) – SOLD OUT
Sat 16th – UK, Manchester, O2 Apollo
Wed 18th – UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton
Since the release of the Athens, Alabama group’s critically acclaimed 2012 album ‘Boys & Girls’ which has sold over a million copies worldwide, the band have been nominated for a Brit and Q Award, contributed music to the Oscar-winning films ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, performed at The White House alongside Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake for Barack and Michelle Obama, and become one of the most celebrated live acts in the world having delivered unforgettable performances everywhere from Jools Holland to the main stages of festivals including Glastonbury.
Alabama Shakes are lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton.
‘Gimme All Your Love’: