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alabama shakes

boys & girls

Rough Trade


Released: 9th Apr 2012


lp + 7" + download

Released: 9th Apr 2012


a muscle shoals-inspired blend of fiery blues-rock & hard-hitting southern soul, propelled by the incredible voice of brittany howard - already sounds like a timeless classic.

critics are clamouring to compare the powerhouse vocals of howard to legends like tina turner, otis redding & janis joplin, the soulful, gutsy blues she sings so well is backed up by the raw, old school talent of her incredible band. appropriating influences from the rich history of blues inflected rock n roll, the genre has never felt fresher (or better) than it does with the shakes. “this vintage fusion has been nailed by a quartet barely out of their teens” – bbc “’boys & girls’ sees them distilling their slow-burning, soulful sound on record” - guardian.

derry recommends: "southern soul meets southern boogie & the incredible voice of brittany howard, already sounds like a timeless classic".

boys & girls


  1. Hold On
  2. I Found You
  3. Hang Loose
  4. Rise To The Sun
  5. You Ain’t Alone
  6. Goin’ To The Party
  7. Heartbreaker
  8. Boys & Girls
  9. Be Mine
  10. I Ain’t The Same
  11. On Your Way