Pluto (Canadian band)

Pluto was a Canadian alternative rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They were nominated for a 1997 Juno Award. The band consisted of vocalist and guitarist Ian Jones, guitarist Rolf Hetherington, bassist John Ounpuu, and drummer Justin Leigh.

Pluto
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1993 (1993)–1999 (1999)
LabelsMint, Virgin
Websitemyspace.com/plutotheband
Past membersRolf Hetherington
Ian Jones
Justin Leigh
John Ounpuu

HistoryEdit

Pluto formed in 1993 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1] They were active from 1993 to 1999. The band was nominated for Best New Group at the 1997 Juno Awards.[2]

After independently releasing a number of singles, the band released its debut album Cool Way to Feel in 1995 on Mint Records.[3] They followed by a four-song EP in 1996. They subsequently signed to Virgin Records, for whom they released two full-length albums.[4]

Their single "Paste" appeared on the first Big Shiny Tunes compilation. A live performance of their song "Failure", recorded on CBC Stereo's Night Lines in 1994, was also released in 2006 on the compilation album Mint Records Presents the CBC Radio 3 Sessions.

The band briefly reunited for Mint Records' 20th Anniversary Concert at Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel on 25 November 2011.[5]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 1995 Cool Way to Feel
  • 1996 Pluto
  • 1998 Shake Hands with the Future

EP'sEdit

  • 1996 Cut and Paste

SinglesEdit

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN
[6][7][8]
CAN
Alt

[9][10]
1996 "Paste" 42 10 Pluto
"When She Was Happy" 64 12
1998 "The Goodbye Girl" 15 Shake Hands with the Future
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Pluto Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Archived from the original on 2 December 2005. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  3. ^ Cool way to feel, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, AMICUS No. 14219562, retrieved 5 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Pluto Biography". Jam!. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  5. ^ Hudson, Alex (4 November 2011). "Maow, Pluto, the Gay, Operation Makeout and Members of Cub Reunite for Mint Records' 20th Anniversary Concert". Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2017.