Fiction Plane is a pop-rock band from England. The band is fronted by Joe Sumner, the son of musician Sting. In 2001, they recorded their first demo called Swings and Roundabouts under the name Santa's Boyfriend. Before signing to a major record deal, they changed their name to Fiction Plane and recorded their first major label release, Everything Will Never Be OK, with MCA records. The album was released in 2002 in England and March 2003 in the United States with the single "Hate". Though they received positive critical acclaim, they were dropped by MCA in 2005. Subsequently, they were picked up by Everybody's Records and released the EP Bitter Forces and Lame Race Horses on July 11, 2005. It was a limited-run, four-song release that the band sold while on the "Broken Music" tour with Joe Sumner's father, Sting. Fiction Plane is an anagram of 'Infant Police'.
Sumner is set to again support his father when Fiction Plane support The Police on the North American and European legs of their 2007 Reunion Tour, as well as being the opening act at the Twickenham (London) dates, 8th and 9th September 2007. A new Fiction Plane album entitled Left Side of the Brain was released on Bieler Bros Records May 22, 2007. The first single will be "Two Sisters" and has been released to select stations. They recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live.