ALABAMA 3 – will head out on a UK headline tour this Winter in support of their new album ‘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. On that unforgettable night, the mutant embryo of Alabama 3 was conceived.

Still adored the world over the 1997 inaugural smash ‘Woke Up This Morning’, its 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. A record that refused to wallow in pity and instead saw the Brixton collective exceed their own standards of cross-pollinating experimentation and street polemic. A bounce-back for the band and a pick me up we all needed, ‘Step 13’ landed as a reminder to leave band news in the past, throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest.

In 2023, A3 return with the new album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’. Co-produced by Danton Supple and Greg Fleming, it promises to take fans on a musical journey back in time, to the era of mutually assured destruction and pre-glasnost paranoia.

Frontman Larry Love describes the album as: “a trip to that warm place in your mind where spying on your neighbour was de rigueur and fall out shelter ballads and Checkpoint Charlie funk ruled the airwaves”. Cold War Classics Vol.2 is a testament to Alabama’s unique and innovative musical style that has captivated audiences for years.
Alabama 3 has earned a dedicated global fanbase and a reputation for pushing the boundaries of music genres. With their
latest album, the band are set to continue their musical legacy and captivate audiences once again. Armed with these newer tracks and trusty old favourites, the band are set to bring their fantastical sound and the ferocious energy that cemented them as one of the UK’s most treasured trip-hop acts to cities across the country this November/December. Find full dates and details below:


9 NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
11 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
24 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy2

08 BRISTOL O2 Academy
09 LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town

Comments are closed.