Backstage at Virgin Fest: Fiction Plane
These London blokes are fueled up to re-establish their indie cred.
Vocalist/guitar Joe Sumner, guitarist Seton Daunt, and drummer Pete Wilhoit, the nice guys behind the arena rock riffage of London’s Fiction Plane, are currently touring the globe in support of their sophomore studio effort, 2007’s Left Side of the Brain. Oh yeah, they’re touring with the newly reunited Police — if you haven’t figured it out already, Sumner is the son of Gordon Sumner a.k.a. Sting. Don’t be quick to judge Fiction Plane for their famous roots, though. The guitar-driven act, who hung out with Spin Deputy Editor Steve Kandell, are ecstatic to be out playing music, and just as surprised to see Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland doing it all again.