Sydney outfit PLANET is the culmination of several years of trial and error in songcraft, performance and production. They were first brought together by their shared love of music: old and new, foreign and domestic. Drawing influences from past and present the four-piece combine pop laden guitar hooks with soaring vocal melodies. The result is a sound which is reminiscent of Britpop but remains undeniably Australian.
PLANET will play on Mon 13th May 2019 at The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham. Tickets are available here.
In 2016 PLANET released a slew of singles, including ‘Undermine’ and ‘Can’t Conect’, which were subsequently added to high rotation on Triple J Unearthed and also received airtime on Dom Alessio’s “Home and Hosed” program. The lads pushed forward into 2017 releasing ‘Aching Dream’, the first single off their forthcoming EP, exclusively premiered via Rolling Stone Australia who describe it as “a minimal ballad … [building into] epicness suited for stadium sway-a-longs”. The song has since recieved a number of plays across Triple J and Unearthed. Overseas the band’s unique sound has drawn attention and airtime in the UK on “This Feeling” and Radio XFM.
Their follow up to ‘Aching Dream’ was revealed earlier this year in the grittier single ‘Save.Sold’, earning the quartet a rotation addition on FBI and an abundance of glowing reviews, including the covered title of I OH YOU’s Fresh Juice. Following its release the band announced they would be crossing the equator to tour the UK and Europe with fellow Sydney-sider DMA’s, where they played 24 shows in just 30 days.
Having signed with booking agents New World Artists in late 2016, PLANET kept themsleves busy playing a string of shows all over the country supporting British India and UK giants JAMES. They also made their debut on the Australian festival circuit securing slots at Festival of the Sun, Lost Paradise, Party in the Paddock, Blurst of Times. As proof of their ability to stand on their own merit, look no farther than their first ever interstate single tour. The boys played three shows in support of their most recent effort, ‘Aching Dream’. Starting with an intimate affair at The Foundry in Brisbane, the band headed down to Melbourne to play a rowdy post-midnight gig at Yah Yahs before bringing it all back home for a sold out show at The Chippo in Sydney. Over the course of this period the band have developed a tight and energetic live show which has on more than one occasion resulted in sweat drenched t-shirts and arm in arm sing-a-longs.
Showing no signs of slowing down, the boys have pushed forward through 2018 and are touring Australia’s East Coast in support of their recently debuted EP ‘Waking Eight’ in June.
While PLANET remains, for the most part, a staunchly independent labour of love – all songs being recorded in Matty Took’s bedroom studio – the band employed producer Lachlan Mitchell (Jezebels, Little Bastard) to add his touch to their past singles as well as their upcoming debut EP. Dave Ruby Howe of Triple J has said of the band, “Every song feels like a step forward for them to the point now that they’re 10 paces out in front.”
Watch the official music video for ‘Northern Skyline’ below: