Bonham’s blues is back

• KEEPING in in the family, Led Zeppelin drummer Jon Bonham’s sister Deborah Bonham has released a gutsy album of blues-soaked rock.
Titled Duchess, the 13-track collection is Deborah Bonham’s third offering, and is a real belter to boot, featuring contributions from her cousin, Jon’s son Jason Bonham, Fairport Convention mandolinist Dave Pegg and Free, Bad Company and Queen frontman Paul Rodgers.
• Having been going for four years, the music world is on pins for Phantom Limb’s long-awaited debut single, Don’t Say A Word.
The track, out on August 11, is a superb warm, acoustic track mashing together soul, blues and gospel featuring Yolanda Quarty on vocals, and will be a taster for their forthcoming eponymous album.
• Norwegian rocker Ida Maria’s debut album, Fortress Round My Heart, is released on July 28.
Featuring 10 tracks – half of which are already singles – the album is a perfect showcase of the Scandinavian singer songwriter’s edgy pop talent, and features Oh My God and new single I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked.
• NME pleaser Joe Lean and his backing band The Jing Jang Jong release their self-titled album on August 4.
With expectation at fever pitch, it’s no surprise that the 13-track LP is a winning collection of infectious chart-troubling indie rock.
• Up-and-coming pop talent Natalia releases a new single, Perfect Day, on September 15.
The single, featuring a Florida-based rapper, coincides with tour dates supporting Girls Aloud, the Sugababes and Kano.
• Eclectic Los Angeles-based five-piece Iglu & Hartly release their debut single and album this September.
Expect big things from the band, who mix hook-laden indie with trademark synth work and distinctive rapping.
• Promising power punk peddlers Go:Audio release their sophomore single on August 11.
The track, taken from forthcoming debut Made Up Stories, is a tasty slice of the band’s melodious rock pie.
• Wahey! It’s Ray J. The American R&B sensation releases his new album, All I Feel, on July 28, which features guest spots from Styles P, The Game and Shorty Mack.
The heart-trobbing teen smoothie also releases a download only single Sexy Can I on the same day.
• If you like your music with a kick, then Cansei de Ser Sexy – better known as CSS – have released a new album of indie disco classics, Donkey.
The album features the Brazilian band’s latest single, Left Behind.
• If all of this is music to your ears, log on to Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice for more from the pop world.