Record of the Week is Jaime, the excellent debut solo LP from Brittany Howardof Alabama Shakes. Jaime, Brittany's sister, died when they were teens and the album explores that loss and its profound impact. One of the most instantly recognisable elements of Alabama Shakes is Brittany's glorious soul vocal, yet here on her debut it is way more experimental, with an almost chameleon-like charm leading each of tracks through a multitude of styles. Complex songs and structures with loads of weird and wild turns, a hugely accomplished and fascinating LP.
+ Pressed on sandstone coloured vinyl, with an indie exclusive edition featuring a bonus 7" single.