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Athens AL, United States (2009 – present)

Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, United States in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.

Here is some background information on Alabama Shakes from the Hold On Songfacts: The R&B-inspired Rock band Alabama Shakes originated when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard approached bassist Zac Cockrell during a high school psychology class in Athens, Alabama and the pair began meeting after school to write songs. Howard and Cockrell then approached Punk-Rock drummer Steve Johnson, who was working at a local music store, to join the band. The trio recorded some of their songs in a studio in Decatur, Alabama and subsequently recruited guitarist Heath Fogg on his return to Athens from college in Tuscaloosa. Originally christened “The Shakes,” the band later renamed themselves The Alabama Shakes in order to differentiate themselves from other bands with their original name.

The Alabama foursome gained widespread media attention after releasing a self-titled four-song EP in September 2011 and Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and ATO Records in the United States signed them two months later. Hold On was released as the first single from their debut album, Boys & Girls .

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  • Walenta

    Heavy Pop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/alabama-shakes-sound-color/

    21 Jul 5:08pm Reply
  • Anullla_

    Don't Wanna Fight- the best to workout! <3

    21 Jul 4:00pm Reply
  • rouchie

    Pretty damn good, all killer no filler to coin a well worn cliché

    19 Jul 9:15pm Reply
  • felipeferreiraf

    Assisti ao Lollapooza Brasil em casa, mas agradeço até hoje por ter conhecido essa banda maravilhosa. Uma das melhores bandas atuais! Brittany <3

    16 Jul 3:36am Reply
  • gabriel_candido

    E eu achando que não tinha como ficar melhor do que o "Boys & Girls"...

    15 Jul 1:54am Reply
  • hotwheels47125

    Sound & Color is my choice for Album of the Year as well! I would have never expected this psychedelic work of genius from these geniuses of blues, soul, and funk. This is true art. Thank God for these true artists.

    12 Jul 1:41am Reply
  • perevallhonrat

    Best album of the year for me right now

    10 Jul 2:38pm Reply
  • WhenIWas

    Damn, can't get enough of Sound & Color.

    9 Jul 2:41pm Reply
  • FUCKLUCK

    if you just gimme all your love!!!!!

    7 Jul 7:25pm Reply
  • xuaaao

    não sei se é o melhor álbum do ano, mas que puta trabalho eles fizeram nesse último álbum

    6 Jul 1:10pm Reply
  • dianashamilton

    Vocals are getting attention, but thumbs up for the instruments here!

    27 Jun 7:37pm Reply
  • lsmul

    <3 This band

    24 Jun 7:43pm Reply
  • brunettediva

    Saw them at Detroit Masonic Temple last night and WOW what a fantastic concert!!! Brittany was ON FIRE. She sang her heart out! Hands down the best powerhouse vocalist currently. No one can out sing her! A band you definitely have to see live! They sound EVEN BETTER than their studio albums!

    4 Jun 8:46pm Reply
  • alainchaumont

    super

    21 May 6:44pm Reply
  • brunettediva

    Okay folks, here's the deal. Boys & Girls was good, but more or less stuck to a formula. Solid as that formula was, it didn't necessarily hold one's attention if that attention was not forthcoming. On the other hand... Sound & Color is a completely unexpected LEAP in sonic maturity that has completely blown me away. Damn, this is a GREAT album. [3]

    20 May 8:10pm Reply
  • R-Mac

    It's not that good yall. My friends are crowning the hell out of this album. It's good by their standards, but let's not pretend it can go toe to toe with a Beat the Champ or Carrie & Lowell or anything like that. And when Tame Impala finally releases their album? Shiiiiiid nigyz. Sound & Color better go run and hide when that happens lol.

    19 May 10:59pm Reply
  • Lotus_Mike

    Love!

    19 May 12:19pm Reply
  • Wragel

    best!!! <3

    18 May 9:36pm Reply
  • jlegend369

    Okay folks, here's the deal. Boys & Girls was good, but more or less stuck to a formula. Solid as that formula was, it didn't necessarily hold one's attention if that attention was not forthcoming. On the other hand... Sound & Color is a completely unexpected LEAP in sonic maturity that has completely blown me away. Damn, this is a GREAT album. [2]

    16 May 8:27pm Reply
  • chedalila

    best band/album this year HANDS DOWN <3

    14 May 12:37am Reply
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