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Porthcawl, Wales (2000 – present)

People in Planes is an alternative rock group from Porthcawl, Wales which formed in 2000. Previously the group was known as Robots in the Sky, and later Tetra Splendour before settling on People in Planes. The band consists of Gareth Jones (vocals, guitar), Pete Roberts (guitar), Kris Blight (bass), Ian Russell (keyboards) and John Maloney (drums). They are best known for such songs as “Barracuda”, “If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)” and “Last Man Standing”

When the Welsh rock quintet People in Planes came upon their band name, they knew that it expressed their sound — modern yet human, with a global reach and sense of transit and adventure — and the philosophy behind the music they create. But little did they know that it would also prove to be prophetic.

Instead of rising through the often-fickle English pop music scene, People in Planes forged their own version of a British musical invasion when they caught the ear of New York-based Wind-up Records during a transatlantic musical voyage that launched their career. First, with an introductory EP and the alternative/college rock chart single “If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)” — hailed by Billboard as “a first burst of brilliance” — the band quickly caught American ears (as well as eyes with a video directed by Joaquin Phoenix). They followed with their debut album, As Far As The Eye Can See…, which Decoy praised as “a near-flawless, jaw-dropping piece of modern rock,” and toured the U.S. with such diverse acts as The Bravery, Blue October, VHS or Beta and The (International) Noise Conspiracy.


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  • LeamLeam

    Очень жаль, что распались ребятки. Еще больше жаль, что я их для себя только что открыла. 10 из 10! У обоих солистов голоса замечательные, надеюсь, что они продолжат свой путь в музыке и еще порадуют нас такой эмоциональной и красивой музыкой!

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AFtorum

    Evil With You is godlike.

    24 May 2014 Reply
  • Helawolf

    It's too bad many young adults missed out on this band back in 2008-2009. I tried my part in blasting this shit in their faces. Guess they were busy listening to Top 40 crap too long. College is average for trying to get new music heard. Even worse are the radio stations with their snobbish DJ's who ignore your feedback when called for after a show (e.g.: Washington D.C.). I love this band, hope they come back if still working together.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • noisybishop

    So, where the Jebus are they?

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rodolforops

    so is this band over or what?

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • GNR27

    They split up? That would be a shame!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mattlazear

    The band's wikipedia page says that they split up in early 2012 :-(

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Baalis

    Fuck me, this is massive!

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • comastar

    Need new stuff from the band, sorely missed!!!!! [2]

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • DashaMazur

    fuckin' amazing

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • kiki_kay_

    Fresh and huge.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • Angeljohns

    I need more albuns *-*

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Nocioni

    Mayday (M'aidez) крутая

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jwcwuk

    Need new stuff from the band, sorely missed!!!!!

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • disarm78

    Just discovered them. Very good band indeed.

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • blramones

    greeeat band

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • vita_octava

    that something strange

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • welshman10

    Pretty Buildings is in the top 5 songs of all time in my opinion

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • welshman10

    Why the fuck are Snow Patrol huge, yet most people have not heard of the genius of PiP?

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • magnessina

    So underrated, band needs more love. [3]

    20 May 2011 Reply
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