Alabama Shakes to release debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ in April

The blues and soul band make their UK debut next month at an NME Awards gig

Alabama Shakes are set to release their debut album, ‘Boys & Girls’, on April 9.

The album, which was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville and produced by the band themselves, will be released through Rough Trade in the UK. Blues soul fusion act Alabama Shakes were tipped by NME in our 100 New Bands You Have To Hear issue at the start of 2012.

The band, fronted by vocalist and guitarist Brittany Howard, are currently streaming the track ‘Hold On’ at their website, Later this month the band will release a two-song seven-inch on Jack White’s Third Man Records label, recorded at his studio in Nashville last year.

Alabama Shakes make their UK debut at an NME Awards gig on February 22 at London’s Boston Arms.

The tracklisting for ‘Boys & Girls’ is:

‘Hold On’
‘I Found You’
‘Hang Loose’
‘Rise To The Sun’
‘You Ain’t Alone’
‘Goin’ To The Party’
‘Boys & Girls’
‘Be Mine’
‘I Ain’t The Same’

To check the availability of Alabama Shakes tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.