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Alabama Shakes is a roots rock band from Athens, Alabama. Core members Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg and Steve Johnson formed the group in 2009. In recent news, the group was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards in 2013 as well as performed on Saturday Night Live. The group released their debut full-length album in 2012 to widespread success. Their debut offering, Boys & Girls reached number 6 on the US Music Charts as well as placing at number 3 in the UK Charts. The band released 2 singles in support of their debut album. "Hold On" and "You Ain't Alone" were continually played on the radio, which created buzz for the band around the release of their first album. Their song "Always Alright" was featured in the film, Silver Linings Playbook in 2012. Alabama Shakes have received an ample amount of critical acclaim off the back of their debut offering. In addition, the group has also made countless appearances at popular music festivals around the world. The group is said to be working on new material for their follow up sophomore release. The band is also planning extensive tour dates around the United States and rest of the world for 2013. Alabama Shakes continue to make waves in both the indie and mainstream circles of Rock music. Their sound has been described as Folk Rock, Southern Rock and Electric American. The group has been compared to Coldplay, Vetiver and Devendra Banhart.