With four critically acclaimed studio albums of left-field dance to their name – not to mention various collaborations, Operas, film scores and remixes – Planningtorock is a self-taught, non-binary musician, who has spent a decade-plus queering sound and vision as Planningtorock. Planningtorock debuted in the Noughties with 2006’s Have It All [Chicks On speed], finding artistic community among fellow DIY outliers and gender outlaws such as Peaches and The Knife. Their sound – tense, spellbinding dance music with classical flourishes, unexpected brass and pitched-down vocals – have become Planningotorock's signature, earning them a dedicated following.
W, Planningtorock’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut via DFA, revealed a visionary and politicised producer offering up deeply queered art-pop. 2014’ s All Love’s Legal (“a masterclass in left-of-centre dance music”, Mixmag) was released on Rostron's own label, Human Level with banner-ready slogans (‘Patriarchy Over And Out’, ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby’), revealing their ability to combine pop-oriented music with a political message. Planningtorock's fourth full length album Powerhouse, released in 2018, is their most personal record yet, with emotionally charged, biographical anthems drawn from Rostron’s lived experiences as a non-binary genderqueer artist, experiences around family, identity and music itself.