The Planet Wilson released two acclaimed albums in the late 1980s. Their 1988 album ‘In the Best of All Possible Worlds’, produced by Steve Nye for Virgin Records was released in a burst of low profile secrecy, and was nevertheless critically acclaimed across the board. In 1989 their second album ‘Not Drowning but Waving’ was released on their own Records of Achievement label featuring cut out picture sleeve (raised from the fiery depths by Demon O’Connor), and individual hand painted sticker.
The Planet Wilson’s full back catalogue is digitally released on April 30th 2018. Digitally released for download for the first time on the DHM Record Label ‘Not Drowning But Waving’ (DHM013) and ‘In The Best Of All Possible Worlds’ (DHM014) are available from Bandcamp and all the usual digital outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, Shazam and Amazon. The re-releases include vinyl rips including 12″ extended versions of singles Taken For A Ride and Mouth To Mouth.
“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 tis 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