‘For someone not into reggae, it there was ever a band that would convert me, Talisman would be that band!’ – Mr.T Lights Out Zine
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.
2017 looks set to be yet another great year for Talisman. Look out for them playing near you!
‘If you are going to record a new roots album, then Talisman are the act to follow. This could well be the best new roots album of the year’. – 5 Stars (Record Collector)