Never-before-seen footage of Alabama Shakes recording their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ has surfaced online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The clip, which was premiered on Rolling Stone, shows frontwoman Brittany Howard and co at work in the Bomb Shelter studio in Nashville, Tennessee in November and December 2011, including footage of them writing down lyrics and working on songs including ‘I Ain’t The Same’ and the album’s title track.
Howard, who was recently robbed at gunpoint in Nashville, revealed in December last year that she and her bandmates had been asked to appear on The X Factor USA. “They heard of us through the internet and started sending me emails which kept going into my spam folder,” she said. “One day she called me to ask and I told her, ‘No, I’m not going to do that.’ She was like, ‘Are you sure about that?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m sure. I have something going on now that I believe in and want to stick to.’ She was shocked.”
Alabama Shakes released their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ in April 2012, and saw the record subsequently land in the Official UK Album Chart at Number Three.