"The Planet Smashers" are a third-wave ska band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Since their formation in 1994, they have been a staple of the Montreal scene. During the third-wave of ska, they quickly rose to national, and eventual international fame, with tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Founding member, Matt Collyer, helped establish Stomp Records in 1994, which hosted many bands, including Montreal's Kingpins, The Flatliners, The Know How, and Bedouin Soundclash.
Their music has been used in the Japanese flash series http://jp.shockwave.com/animations/drama/catman/ Catman.
*Matt Collyer (Guitar, Vocals)
*Andrew Lattoni (Trombone, Backing vocals)
*Neil "Lonestar" Johnson (Tenor Saxophone, Backing vocals)
*Dave Cooper (Bass, Backing vocals)
*Scott Russell (Drums)
In January 2006, bassist Dave Cooper announced through the band's official message board that drummer Scott Russell has departed from the band to work on his own projects. Fred Burton, who recently moved in from Edmonton, Alberta is likely to fill the position, although it still pending whether or not this will be permanent, as no official announcement has been made.