Alabama Shakes were among the acts on Later… with Jools Holland last night (May 5).
The band recently released their second album ‘Sound & Color’. Co-produced by Blake Mills (Norah Jones, Lana Del Rey, Conor Oberst), the record followed their Grammy-nominated 2012 debut ‘Boys & Girls’. They performed album track ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ on the show.
Meanwhile, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks supergroup FFS ran through ‘Johnny Delusional’ and ‘Police Encounters’ and Tobias Jesso Jr. performed ‘Without You’ from the debut album ‘Goon’. Watch below.
Last week saw Florence + The Machine performing on the show with a broken foot, plus The Charlatans and Mini Mansions also appearing. The April 21 episode of the BBC Two music variety show featured Mumford & Sons and Noel Gallagher, while the April 14 instalment saw Blur perform two new songs.
As is now standard for Later, the series comprises of a half-hour live edition at 10pm on Tuesday evenings, entitled Later Live, with an extended hour-long edition on Friday evening. Later…With Jools Holland began in 1992. Artists who appeared in the season previous included Arcade Fire, U2, Kasabian, Alt-J, Coldplay, The Black Keys, Elbow and The War On Drugs.