With just a year on the scene to make a name for themselves Planetman have had a lot of good luck and even more hard work. Last March saw this Birmingham based high-energy 4-piece showcasing their new sound to the local music scene with much success. Followed by a string of high-profile gigs with Hope Of The States, Tribute To Nothing and Electric Eel Shock, which gained them the support and interest they needed to bring out a 7 track self-financed EP.
Released to good reviews at home and abroad from the likes of Logo Magazine (UK), Intense Radio (USA) it gained extended airplay on Storm Radio and generated a buzz about the new sounds developing from the wealth of unsigned UK acts. Add then the opening night of the N.M.E. World Disorder Tour with The Future Kings Of Spain, Ludes and My Red Cell, a double show at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, and dates at other sought after venues like The Hard Rock Cafe and The Garage in London which also pulled Electric Eel Shock into the audience (!) and the stage was set for round 2 at the studio.
Hunting down Jamie Watson to Chamber Studios in Edinburgh (Producer to the likes of Idlewild, Snow Patrol and The Vaselines to name a few) they laid down their next 10 tracks whilst finding time to throw in a great gig at Whistlebinkies in Edinburgh. With management on board, a tour bus resuscitated after a past life with The Steve Gibbons Band, and dates across the UK, the offer of the year came along - a Saturday night headline slot at the Run To The Sun Festival in Newquay.