Alabama 3 come to Southampton’s The 1865 this November

Alabama 3 come to Southampton’s The 1865 this November

South London roots-futurists Alabama 3 have announced a show in Southampton this autumn, and are heading to The 1865 on 30 November in support of their upcoming release ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’. 

 Born at an all-night squat party during the ‘90s, the group formed when charismatic frontman and co-founder Rob Spragg started singing the lyrics to a Hank Williams song over an acid-house beat. Meanwhile, other co-founder, the late Jake Black, a diehard Jazz fan, joined in with some bebop skat stylings.

 Still adored the world over the 1997’s inaugural smash ‘Woke Up This Morning’,  whose marriage of Howlin’ Wolf samples and trip-hop beats provided the theme music for long-running HBO series ‘The Sopranos’,  Alabama 3 have continued to explore their uniquely British absurdist twist on Americana since. 

 Driven by post-rave aesthetics, savage socio-political satire and lowlife narcotic misadventure, the band released their latest album — and their first following a turbulent few years that included the death of legendary songwriter Jake Black — ’Step 13’ in 2021. The band will release its follow-up ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’ later this year. 

 For tickets and more information, click here.


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