The Planet Wilson was formed in Hull in 1985 by two former Red Guitars, Hallam Lewis (guitar and vocals) and Lou Duffy-Howard (bass) joined by drummer Grant Ardis. Described as ‘A kind of Afro meets Devo cocktail’ and ‘Crazy James Chance meets Holger Czukay’ by Sounds’ David Cavanagh they released two acclaimed albums and a set of singles in the late 1980s.
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“Snaking pop bass lines, twisted vocals, odd un-western rhythms and fragments of African style guitar.” NME
“Inventive and effectively atmospheric – and invigorating truly original sound.” Music Week
“Deserves to be enjoyed by a much bigger audience. Serious, demanding and danceable all at the same time.” The Independent
“Often waywardly dense sense of rhythm and some wonderfully snaking guitar lines. They make a shiveringly good noise.” Sounds
“A kind of Afro meets Devo cocktail. Truly original sound wise, The Planet Wilson had a few things to offer visually too – out of this world! … Not a million light years away from the early spaced out Roxy Music.” Record Mirror
“Quickly becomes compelling, even if you try and resist it, as though it taps into some primal arterial route straight to the brain.” Hi Fi Review
“The Planet Wilson are worth taking time over …there’s back biting comment on modern society, misrepresentation and apartheid to name a few…anyone with a half open mind should take time out to listen to them.” What Hi Fi
Sound commercial potential without any of the usual crass drawbacks.” Underground Magazine