Toploader formed in 1997 in their home town of Eastbourne. Signed in 1998 by Sony's S2, Toploader were spotted by Paul Weller who asked the band to support him on his 99 tour. After their introductory single Achilles Heel
was released in May 99 they toured incessantly, played a Kosovo benefit gig alongside Travis and Sterophonics and blazed through festival shows at Glastonbury and Reading. Their smash hit anthem Dancing in the Moonlight
was in the charts for a month early 2000 and was followed by their debut album Onka's Big Moka
which crashed into the charts at Number 5 in May.
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The band, who took an extended hiatus from music following the success of their first two albums, recently reunited at guitarist Dan Hipgrave s stag do and decided it was time to get the band back together. Months later, album Only Human was conceived with a fresh sound that sees the melodic pop-rock outfit finally freed from the shackles of a major label and making the music they ve always wanted.