Alabama 3

Picturedrome, Holmfirth.

Alabama 3
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South London genre-blending story tellers Alabama 3 are set to further add to their rich musical heritage with a new single ‘Whacked’, available April 30th via Submarine Cat Records, with an album to follow later in August.

 

‘Whacked’ is the first taste of fresh Alabama 3 material since the tragic passing of their beloved and unconventional frontman and songwriter Jake Black, aka The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love, in May of 2019. Jake had Addison’s disease and passed away several days after falling ill during a show at the Highest Point Festival in Lancashire at only 59 years old.

 

Then, with the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown upon the world, the band got creative and submerged themselves in their music, teaming up with producer Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Jack Savoretti, Tom Walker, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes…) to focus their minds on something vital, new and fresh. This can clearly be heard in ‘Whacked’, a song which pays respect to the late co-writer of the song, Pete Dunne.

 

"A product of old skool Brixton, the legendary Seven Kevin’s Pete Dunne threatened us with this song prior to his untimely death,” explains founding member Larry Love. “Despite the heavy manners we are proud to declare we rose to the challenge."

“Whacked was made in the early weeks of the first UK lockdown in March 2020,” remembers producer Cam Blackwood. “I think the hedonistic spirit of the song was amplified a million times by the fact we were making the record remotely - with the musicians in the band recording their parts at home, sending them all to me to collate and arrange - then I would send the instrumental track to Larry to record vocals on. The energy was pretty insane - we were like caged animals desperate to get out.

“We managed to find time three months later (when the first lockdown ended in July 2020) to get together and put the finishing touches to the song,” continues Cam. “Being in the studio with a few beers seemed like a fitting way to finalise the tune and put the last 1% of energy into the recording. This song feels like classic Alabama 3 to me. It’s a banger!”

Indeed it is. A low-slung groove propelled by frontman Larry Love’s infamous throat rattle, with the addictive chorus refrain ‘everybody’s getting whacked on something, something that makes them feel good,’ ‘Whacked’ will loop around your brain like a recurring dream you can’t wake from. These are hedonistic conscious unconscious times.

“You can praise the Lord, you can pass the ammunition, you can be woke you can be wicked you can have the wisdom of Solomon but unless you are ready to get whacked with Alabama 3 there’s no point in dreaming,” states Larry. “Rearrange the rubble, paint your bomb shelters and make sure everybody in the neighbourhood feels good cos we feel like getting stooped and you need to get whacked.”

Alabama 3 are very much back. Time to get whacked.

 

Tour announcement and album pre-order on Monday 26th April with early access to tickets

Ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 28th April

Tour general sale Friday 30th April

 

See Alabama 3 live at the following dates in March/April 2022:

Thursday 17 March 2022 Cambridge, The Junction

Friday 18 March 2022 Birmingham, Institute 2

Saturday 19 March 2022 Liverpool, O2 Academy

Friday 25 March 2022 Dublin, Academy

Saturday 26 March 2022 Belfast, Limelight

Thursday 31 March 2022 Brighton, Concorde 2

Friday 1 April 2022 Southampton, Engine Rooms

Saturday 2 April 2022 Exeter, Phoenix

Sunday 3 April 2022 Bournemouth, Old Fire Station

Thursday 7 April 2022 Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Friday 8 April 2022 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

Saturday 9 April 2022 Glasgow, SWG3

Sunday 10 April 2022 Kendal, Brewery Art Centre

Thursday 14 April 2022 Cardiff, Tramshed

Friday 15 April 2022 Holmfirth, Picturedrome

Saturday 16 April 2022 Manchester, O2 Ritz

Sunday 17 April 2022 Leeds, Uni

Wednesday 27 April 2022 Reading, Sub89

Thursday 28 April 2022 Oxford O2 Academy

Friday 29 April 2022 Bristol, O2 Academy

Saturday 30 April 2022 London, SBE

 

Find Alabama 3 online at:

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