Band of the Day Revisited: Planet For Sale

It’s not often we’ll revisit a BotD as rapidly as this, but Rooz from Planet For Sale got in touch this week with news that the band had changed rather hugely in terms of personnel and musical directions. As such it made sense to update our information about them!

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Well, Rooz is From Iran, Louis is from Wiltshire, Theo has had a bit double life with USA and UK, and Jamie was born and raised in the south. Our backgrounds are different, but when the amps are set, and the words make the music we come together. What is notable is that no one makes anyone feel that from the outside and that alone is something to sing about. 

How did you meet?

Through various friends. It took two years for us to meet, but it was meant to be. Everyone’s places are now irreplaceable. 

How long have you been playing as a band?

We’ve all been in different bands for years, but as Planet For Sale, we’ve been what we call a great lineup or just a few months. It’s always strange to predict how things come together, but it feels just right when they do. 

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Not at all, we love the concept behind our music, and we just want to see it grow. A world of stories through contemporary rock songs that create a reflection on the modern world and crazy it is. A world where anything, including people’s morals, can be up for grabs. Earth without a conscience. A planet for sale. 

What are your influences?

Influences vary too. But if we had to put our finger on it… the early seventies underground voices clashing with high reverbs, 69 fender tone with rusty pickups and continues British style punk drumming. we call it “our table od musically delights.” 

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Lyrics play a massive part in our music. Rooz has very unorthodox methods when it comes to writing the songs. His craziness and past experiences living on the other side of the world gives him an exciting perspective when it comes to writing songs in a western country. He writes everything acoustically and then transposes it to ambient sounds. Once we get together, that rock attitude from everyone else completes the recipe.  

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Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our theme is storytelling, and all the songs connect like a puzzle to create a bigger picture. 

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

2020 has been challenging a bit lonely, we miss out followers and our regular shows, but we have been active, we performed five shows for 2020 and 42 shows between 2018 and 2020 in total. We’ve sold out every show for this year and look forward to our first tour next. 

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

To have everyone behind us in one picture, knowing that every single soul there wanted to part of our history. it meant the world. 

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Rooz uses a 2016 Gibson SJ acoustic with a variety of effect pedals from TC Electronics, Tone City and Electro Harmonix. Louis’s pedals vary too, that loves his Gretch Bass. Jamie uses a Mapex deluxe kit with an extra Floor-Tom so that he can fuse hos Jungle-Esque type of rhythms into the more solemn songs like ‘Rhino’ and “Black and Blue’. 

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What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

The band has been through a soft reboot on everything, and we want to celebrate that with a new song. Its called ‘Fake or True’ and it’s coming on January 15th. Don’t miss it. 

What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

YouTube is a superfun platform to get our message across, so we’re going to host a lot of live events and allow everyone form all around the globe to be part of it. Also, the 2021 tour. 

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

We’d be honoured to support The War On Drugs and also Royal Blood since they’re from our town. 

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