About The Only Ones
The Only Ones are an English rock band. They were initially active in the late 1970s and were associated with punk rock, yet straddled the musical territory in between punk, power pop and hard rock, with noticeable influences from psychedelia. The band reformed in 2007 after their biggest hit “Another Girl, Another Planet” was used in a Vodafone ad campaign in 2006, and the same song was used as the intro theme to Irish DJ Dave Fanning’s radio show. They completed a brief UK tour in June 2007, and more dates were played in 2008 and 2009. A collection of new material was recorded in 2009 and the songs were given an airing at a concert in London in December that year.
A live DVD of the Shepherds Bush Empire show was released in March 2008. The band’s back catalogue is also due for re-release in re-mastered and expanded form via Sony BMG, but are currently without a release date. Other rumoured releases include DVDs from a show on the band’s last U.S tour, and a re-release of Faster Than Lightning, which was released on VHS in the early 1990s.
In April 2008, the band were seen on Later… with Jools Holland performing their song “Another Girl Another Planet” and a new song titled “Black Operations”.
The song Another Girl Another Planet was included in the 2011 film “Paul”.
The Only Ones have been very influential on the indie rock and alternative rock scenes ever since, on bands such as The Replacements, Blur and Nirvana, and more recently The Libertines. Several bands have covered their song “Another Girl, Another Planet”.