Alabama Shakes - Alabama Shakes Want To Sing Like Pink Floyd

0
0
Subscribe to Alabama Shakes alerts

Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard based her singing on Pink Floyd.

The 'Hold On' band's singer discovered the British psychedelic rockers when she was a teenager, and decided she wanted to sing like the band's bass player Roger Waters.

She said: ''Hearing Roger Waters and the way he would sing, I felt that was the most comfortable way, the only way of doing things.''

Brittany soon had to raise her voice however and start working on her trademark bellowing vocals, as she couldn't hear herself at practice over bandmates Steve Johnson, Zac Cockrell and Heath Fogg.

She added: ''We didn't have a good PA system when we were practicing, so the only way to sing over anyone playing their instruments was to go for it.''

The band may be one of the most hotly tipped in the world, but they have only just quit their day jobs at the end of 2011, with Brittany previously working as a postwoman and Steve working at a nuclear power plant; and narrowly averting disaster.

He said to NME magazine: ''we had the tornado come through last year and it went right by the power plant and threw everything off. It could be scary at times definitely.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Alabama Shakes - NME - Pink Floyd - Roger Waters

0
0
Subscribe to Alabama Shakes alerts
Advertisement

More Alabama Shakes

Emerging Soul Virtuosos St. Paul And The Broken Bones Announce 2015 European Tour

St. Paul & The Broken Bones are the latest musical knockouts to come out of Alabama with their brand of invigorating soul revival that they...

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North...

Hard Rock Calling: Fans Answer In Their Thousands To See Springsteen & Kasabian

In Somerset, Glastonbury was in full swing but further East a different festival drew its own thousands. Rock fans flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park...

A Week In Music - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' 'Push The Sky Away' Riding High, Foal Break New Ground With 'Holy Fire' And Haim Get Close To Nature With 'Falling'

Albums of Note... Heaped with praise and riding high in the UK charts, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 15th studio album, Push the Sky...

Advertisement

Alabama Shakes, Christoph Waltz and Djesus Uncrossed on SNL

38 seasons in and SNL still hasn't got stale. But with two prime facets of entertainment; humour and music, something would have to go seriously,...

Bruce Springsteen is the 2013 Musicares Person of the Year

Sting, Alabama Shakes, Neil Young, Elton John Mumford & Sons and John Legend all paid tribute to Bruce Springsteen as he was named Musicares Person...

Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the...

Grammy Nominations 2013: Who Will Win? Who SHOULD Win?

The nominations for the 55th Grammy Award Nominations in 2013 have officially been announced by the award's organisers. Here’s a run down of some of...

Advertisement

Comments

Alabama Shakes Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Alabama Shakes

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All