Alabama Shakes

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Brittany Howard: ‘I think back and I can’t even recognise that kid now’
Continuing our series where stars recall their teenage obsessions, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman remembers fishing, home recording and leftfield spirituality

As told to Stephanie Phillips

01, Jul, 2021 @1:56 PM

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Alabama Shakes drummer Steven William Johnson arrested on child abuse charges
A grand jury indicted Johnson on charges of ‘wilful torture, wilful abuse, and cruelly beating or otherwise wilfully maltreating a child under the age of 18’

Laura Snapes

29, Mar, 2021 @9:25 AM

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‘It feels like an extra limb’ – musicians on the bond with their instruments
Horrible things happen to instruments in transit – as Ballaké Sissoko and others have recently learned. Five musicians explain why the damage goes more than skin deep

Michael Hann

20, Feb, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Brittany Howard review – a funk-rooted tour de force
Brittany Howard thrills on a deeply personal solo detour from Alabama Shakes

Kitty Empire

07, Sep, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Brittany Howard review – politics and transcendence from Alabama Shakes star
A mid-set acoustic moment proves incendiary for this UK solo debut in support of Howard’s forthcoming album Jaime

Michael Hann

30, Aug, 2019 @1:30 PM

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Hello from the winning side: Adele tops the list of Brits nominations
Singer is joined by Years & Years and James Bay on four nominations for the British music industry’s annual awards

Tim Jonze

14, Jan, 2016 @6:00 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about discovery – results
Smog to Bhundu Boys, Alabama Shakes to Paul Kelly, RR regulars DarceysDad and treefrogdemon went on a joint voyage of song discovery, setting sail from last week’s topic

Richard T Clayton and treefrogdemon

08, Oct, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Alabama Shakes review – licks-laden, emotion-soaked soul
Their funky, postmodern retro soul may be studied, but with Brittany Howard at the helm, the Shakes unleash showstoppers

Dave Simpson

17, May, 2015 @2:38 PM

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Five new albums to try this week: Alabama Shakes, Jlin and more
Stream five albums, from Tyler, the Creator’s most recent rap outing to Speedy Ortiz’s alt-rock, and let us know what you’ll be listening to

Tshepo Mokoena

20, Apr, 2015 @8:04 AM

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Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color review – riveting, kaleidoscopic second album
Brittany Howard leads the southern garage rockers on a magical mystery tour through soul, psychedelic funk and all points in between

Kitty Empire

19, Apr, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color review – a bravely freshened sound, but too few great songs
After making retro-rock fetishists very happy with their 2012 debut, Alabama Shakes seem less hidebound to the past here – but also seem to be struggling to find any really killer songs

Alexis Petridis

16, Apr, 2015 @1:59 PM

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Coachella day one: Tame Impala, Steely Dan, Ride and more
The first day of the California festival saw stagediving, sun and psychedelia, as well as some significant comebacks

Alex Needham and Ruth Spencer

11, Apr, 2015 @7:36 PM

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