May 4, 2012 3:24

Alabama Shakes return to the UK for headline London show

Band play first gig since storming into UK album charts

Alabama Shakes return to the UK for headline London show

Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Alabama Shakes returned to the UK last night (May 3) for their first gig since storming into the Official UK Album Charts at Number Three.

The Athens, Alabama five-piece performed at London's Brixton Electric in their first UK show since their album 'Boys & Girls' was released on April 9. They played a mixed set of songs from the album and some brand new tracks.

Speaking to NME after the show, singer Brittany Howard said: "I think it went really, really well. Everyone was really awesome out in the crowd. It sounded good, it looked good. I'm happy about it".

The band also mentioned their support act, hotly-tipped new Rough Trade signing Palma Violets, adding: "I'm really glad Palma Violets got to play with us. Those kids rock. And I think all around everyone had a good time tonight."

Crowd member Anastasia Shepherd said: "They were totally on point. They were together, they had great energy. It was awesome."

Another audience member Check Fleming added: "Everyone wants to be like Brittany. Everything she says she really means it. It really stood out as a gig. I just want to watch it all again right now."

Alabama Shakes played:

'Goin' to the Party'
'Making Me Itch'
'Hold On'
'Hang Loose'
'Always Alright'
'I Found You'
'Rise To The Sun'
'Boys & Girls'
'Be Mine'
'I Ain't The Same'
'You Ain't Alone'
Worry'n Blues'
'Heavy Chevy'
'On Your Way'
'Heat Lightning'

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