by Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Sunday 19 August 2012

Combine some Janis Joplin, a little Adele, and a southern rock twang and you have the magic that is Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes. Their video for Hold On is a minimalist view of the band simply playing a song, emphasizing the power of Howard’s vocals, her guitar skills, and the band’s overall cohesion and passion.