Robert Plant Confirms ‘Sensational’ New LP


Robert Plant is making good progress on the first studio album with his latest band, the Sensational Shape Shifters.

Plant tells Britain’s Uncut magazine that the group has "been going into the studio with little filigrees of ideas that have popped up while we've been touring.

“‘(Led) Zeppelin III’ was created entirely on the road, and I think that's kind of been going on here, too... We use Peter Gabriel's studio sometimes, and between Peter and myself, we more or less keep a certain crew in business all year round."

No release date has been determined for the album, and Plant says he has "a hundred titles" for the set, including "Ramshackle," "Slant" and "Help is On the Way."

The Sensational Shape Shifters are the successor to Plant’s Band of Joy and includes that group's Justin Adams and Patty Griffin; the group released a surprise live album in 2012 from a concert in London.

The Shape Shifters are slated to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26 and at Bergenfest in Norway on June 12.