Pluto (Canadian band)

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Pluto
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1993 (1993)–1999 (1999)
Labels Mint, Virgin
Website myspace.com/plutotheband
Past members Rolf Hetherington
Ian Jones
Justin Leigh
John Ounpuu

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.

History[edit]

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 November 25, 2011.[5] With the band's music no longer widely available in stores, they have made both of their Virgin Records albums available as free downloads from their Myspace profile.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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

EP's[edit]

  • 1996 Cut and Paste

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN
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CAN
Alt

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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 also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Pluto Artist Page". radio3.cbc.ca. CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Juno Awards Database". junoawards.ca/database/. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cool way to feel", www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/all (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), AMICUS No. 14219562, retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pluto Biography". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Maow, Pluto, the Gay, Operation Makeout and Members of Cub Reunite for Mint Records' 20th Anniversary Concert http://exclaim.ca/News/maow_cub_gay_operation_makeout_pluto_reunite_for_mint_records_20th_anniversary_concert
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