Robert Plant announced today, via his website, that he is launching a new band in July. Plant will unveil the Sensational Space Shifters at the 30th anniversary of the WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire, July 27-29.
The Sensational Space Shifters will consist of members of his former band, Strange Sensation including guitarist Justin Adams and Adams former collaborater Juldeh Camara.
The Sensational Space Shifters are being described by UK Festival Guides as "a heady brew of blues, gospel and psychedelia inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton. "
In 2009 Plant took the stage of WOMAD Abu Dhabi with Adams and Camara to perform Funny In My Mind (I Believe I’m Fixin’ To Die) from Dreamland, possibly an indication of what's to come:
No word on whether the Sensational Space Shifters will record or tour.