News

Robert Plant: “Touring with the Sensational Space Shifters is so much better than bathing in a tepid bathtub of old hits”

Robert Plant: “Touring with the Sensational Space Shifters is so much better than bathing in a tepid bathtub of old hits”

Robert Plant explains that he much prefers performing with his latest band, the Sensational Space Shifters, to playing hits from his past, in the new issue of Uncut.

Speaking in the new issue, out tomorrow (January 3), the former Led Zeppelin frontman also reveals that he has been recording a new album with his latest group.

“We’ve been all around the world, setting places on fire,” says Plant, “and it’s so much better to do that than to bathe in the tepid bathtub of old hits.

“We’ve been in the studio, though. We’ve got nine new tracks already.”

Plant features in our 2014 albums preview, which also features Beck, Elbow, Pete Townshend, David Byrne and Sharon Van Etten.

The new issue of Uncut, dated February 2014, is out on Friday (January 3).

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook.


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...