The Only Ones Reform!

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Peter Perrett, Alan Mair, John Perry and Mike Kellie – The legendary Only Ones, have just been confirmed to play the Dirty Three curated All Tomorrow’s Parties weekend in April.

As well as this one-off show – their first in 22 years – there is speculation that they will play this year’s Glastonbury festival.

In an interview with Scottish newspaper The Daily Record late last year, bassist Alan Mair suggested that a Glasto slot is theirs for the taking, if they chose to reform.


The elusive Perrett has always said that the group would reform “over my dead body,” and lead guitarist John Perry has ben quoted as saying “the English cricket team will win an Ashes series 5-0 before the Only Ones reform.”

However public demand from fans has surged since their long-held cult status went into the commercial stratosphere last Summer. Their hit ’77 single, “Another Girl, Another Planet” was used on mobile phone company Vodafone’s TV ad campaign, giving the group a fresh lease of life.

There’s no word if the Only Ones will record any new material, or indeed play any further shows.


Perrett’s last solo effort “Woke Up Sticky” came out in the mid ’90s.

The ATP weekend runs from April 27 – 30, and Nick Cave will headline.

Other artists playing include Joanna Newsom, Spiritualised, Bill Callaghan, Cat Power and Cave’s side-project Grinderman.

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