ALABAMA 3 TOUR 2014
According to German GSG anti-terrorist sharpshooters, when engaged in close arm combat with female insurgents, agents are required to 'shoot the women first'. Unlike the male of the species, the women do not weep for pain relieving whiskey upon injury but tenaciously cling on, until every enemy bullet is spent, or every enemy soldier eliminated.
Alabama 3, as a 9-1 male-female dominated band are curious...
Can feminism find its place amongst funky dance floors again? Can music overcome all of these so called ‘blurred lines’? Can women in an increasingly technocratic age, protect themselves, as the age of video continues to fetishize their components? Will music bosses keep jacking up and jerking off to the objectifications of its female unit? Or are today’s women evolving feminism at such speed - bodies basking naked on their pseudo-feminist beaches, that they’ve become hotter than the hooves that crushed Emily Davison’s face? What the fuck does ‘female liberation’ even mean anymore?
On these grounds, Alabama 3 have forged a battlefield, coming at you in the form of their 12th studio album Women From W.O.M.B.L.E, the second in their ‘World of Militant Beat Liberating Executioners’ series.
Larry explains the new project…
“After 12 studio albums, you have to find new ways to keep things fresh. Alabama 3 have been around for a long time, we naturally felt it was time to shake things up a bit. The W.O.M.B.L.E series has given us the artistic space to re-establish ourselves as a collective, thence us billing it as ‘Alabama 3 presents’. Volume 1 saw us collaborating with the youth in our community. We’ve got a teenager who served us a kebab in a chip shop singing lead vocals on one of the most heart-wrenching tracks on Men From W.O.M.B.L.E Vol 1 – Following Rainbows. This time round on Women From W.O.M.B.L.E Vol. 2, we wanted to collaborate with the cool sisters, the mother’s of our community to see what happened.”
Released in early October 2014, the LP features a heavy female presence, with a wide variety of soulful sisters front lining the record.
From the opening track Black Betty, it begins with a revolutionary re-appropriation of a Leadbelly classic. Now re-worked by Alabama 3’s very own Aurora Dawn - brace yourselves for a militant adaptation, applicable to every young woman about whom they cried "The damn thing went wild”. Serving as a sassy prelude for everything to come – a 12-track LP ensues, which serves as ground for female conflicts and coalitions.
"It’s been very nice, not nice (I sound like Alan Partridge) but stimulating, (not in an erotic way), to work with women of a quality and integrity who would not in any way be compromised by the sexist attitudes and concepts that is inherent in the album’s concept. I’m fully aware of the contradictions inherent in Alabama 3 making any attempt at empathy with the female of the species, when everyone knows that they do exactly what is said on the tin…sex drugs and rock n’ roll. Hopefully Women From W.O.M.B.L.E will disturb and delight in equal measure those who have any interest in the future of our species. And to quote the old bastard imperialist Rudyard Kipling, we shall declare
“Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”
And with this at hand, Alabama 3 embark on their 2014 tour this winter – a 19 date live assault, kicking off in Northampton on November 6th, culminating with a London homecoming gig in Electric, Brixton on December 13th. (All dates below) Rev D. Wayne Love, Larry Love, along with their gnarled and unholy pageant of disfigured carrions, will be unloading disturbing dynamite across the country, sending fans wild with tenacious new tracks along with classic ammunition!
As their latest album series continue to celebrate the ascendancy of the producer, Wizard (Wizard & Deekline) is at the decks again this year, re-mixing Alabama 3 live on stage, creating a spanking collision between the antiquity of rock n’ roll and modern mixing processes.
“Women From W.O.M.B.L.E Volume 2 is packed with absolute bangers, which we can’t wait to share live on this tour. Our W.O.M.B.L.E albums have been an exercise to sift all the believers from the non-believers. We just wanna know which side are you on?” Larry Love.
“Most of the times the live shows won’t be what you’ll expect. That’s what makes the live shows good. That’s why people have been coming back to see us over this long period of time.” Rev D.Wayne Love.
The band are also set to release a new live album this summer, set to be an explosive sonic taster for this tour.
Get on back to church, the twisted circus is in town!
For further information, please visit http://www.alabama3.co.uk/