News has reached us that Back To The Planet have decided to hang up their stirrups. There will be no more gigs or new music for the foreseeable.
Vocalist Fil posted the following message on the band’s Facebook this week.
I wanted to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has ever danced and sung along to BTTP over the last 3 decades. And I’m so grateful that our last gig at Equinox was absolutely amazing. Want to say thanks to Frag, Guy, Carl and Hen for all the music and mayhem. We’ve had a blast.
To put things into perspective. For us the last few years have been very hard as it has been for others too. And in a nutshell all 5 of us cant put in the commitment needed for us to continue gigging and writing etc. And so I decided to leave and then so did Henry.
Frag and Henry want to keep our profile going I guess for merch purposes. So it would be great if we can sell off some merch.As for me personally I’m gutted and equally done in by it all. But I’m so very grateful to have made the music with all BTTP band members past ( Alex, Marshall, Amir, Ben and Jamie) and present. And am so happy to have been able to make others happy (I hope) with our music.Dunno what else to say except thankyou.Fil
That’s it for Back to the Planet now: we’ve all got too much Unavoidable Life Stuff to be able to commit to it, and it’s not the kinda thing we can do half-arsed, yaknow?I got to take my dad to the last gig. That was awesome and emotional and my undying thanks go to all involved in planning that.As for the Planets, we’re all still firm friends, and trust me when I say that, when bands split up, that’s a true rarity.Next up, for me, Henry and Guy are helping record the Skraelings album, bless their little cotton socksTo Fil Walters, Carl Hendrix, Guy McGeeze, Henry Cullen, Alex Hore, Marshall Penn, Amir Mojazzer, Alex Holland, and our myriad awesome crew, thank you so much for all of it.
And to you lot, thank you, for everything. It’s been a trip, hasn’t itOne Love. See you in a field