“Their raucous live shows are already the stuff of legend... the future is theirs for the taking” - NME
‘Boys & Girls’, the full-length debut album from Alabama Shakes, will be released in the UK and Europe by Rough Trade.
Alabama Shakes, comprising vocalist / guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson and bassist Zac Cockrell, 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, at London’s Boston Arms, was the first 2012 NME Awards show to sell out, so the band added two additional dates which sold out as well, leading to the third show being moved to a bigger room in the venue.
Jack White’s Third Man Records selected Alabama Shakes to kick off their series of live 45 releases.