Alabama 3, the legendary band from Brixton, South London, are sharing their new single ‘If I’d Never Seen The Sunshine’ today. The new track is lifted from their upcoming new album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’. Due on October 27th via Submarine Cat Records, the band will follow with an extensive UK tour, bringing their electrifying live performances to fans across the country.
Best known for their hit song ‘Woke Up This Morning,’ which served as the iconic theme song for the acclaimed TV show The Sopranos, 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.
The newest offering, ‘If I’d Never Seen The Sunshine’, hears the band come full circle too, with American actor Dominic Chianese – aka Corrado “Junior” Soprano from the hit HBO series – featuring on guest vocals.
“Uncle Junior, aka Dominic Chianese, was lurking around Brixton demanding “studio time…..” eludes frontman Larry Love. “This was an offer we couldn’t refuse. We drank Tequilas and red wine late into the night and came up with another Cold War classic for your delectation. Just remember kids “Don’t get too tight or you’ll never see the sunshine”.
The incendiary, politically-charged new album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’ was co-produced by Danton Supple & Greg Fleming and promises to take fans on a musical journey back in time to the era of mutually assured destruction and pre-glasnost paranoia. Not all the pain on the new record is political – there’s also the excruciating tequila hangover of new single ‘If I’d Never Seen The Sunshine’, augmented by the song’s lush Roxy Music-esque orchestration.
Love goes on to describe 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 3’s unique and innovative musical style that has captivated audiences for years.
Check out the video for ‘If I’d Never Seen The Sunshine’ – BELOW:
About the tour, Larry Love added, “Come and get yourself in the party mood before the bomb goes off.” Fans can expect a wild and unforgettable experience at Alabama 3’s live shows, filled with their signature blend of acid house, country, and geo-political humour. Full tour dates are below, with tickets available here.
2023 UK TOUR DATES
09 Northampton Roadmender
10 Newcastle University
11 Liverpool O2 Academy
16 Holmfirth The Picturedome
17 Glasgow SWG3
18 Edinburgh La Belle Angel
19 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23 Cambridge Junction
24 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
25 Manchester O2 Ritz
30 Southampton The 1865
01 Exeter The Phoenix
02 Cardiff Tramshed
06 Bournemouth O2 Academy
07 Brighton Concorde 2
08 Bristol O2 Academy
09 London O2 Kentish Town Forum