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Part of Phonic’s tenth anniversary celebrations
Phonic FM’s tenth anniversary celebrations take a reggae turn with acclaimed roots rockers Talisman supported by Revelation Roots with Highest Grade DJs on hand in the bar.
Talisman’s new album Don’t Play with Fyah is a revelation. Most bands with a history that stretches back four decades are content to go through the motions, their creative peak somewhere in the past, not Talisman. Their new album includes some of the strongest material they’ve ever recorded, with seven brand new songs and the corresponding dub counter parts; this is their finest album to date.
With such strong material we knew we had to pull out all the stops when it came to the final mixes and who better than legendary musician, producer, engineer and all round British reggae genius Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Steel Pulse, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aswad, Madness, Orange Juice, The Slits, The Pop Group, Arcade Fire, Joss Stone) who has taken the songs to the next level and given us the strongest British reggae album in years.
‘If you are going to record a new roots album, then Talisman are the act to follow…’
‘For someone not into reggae, if there was ever a band that would convert me, Talisman would be that band!’
MR T, LIGHTS OUT ZINE