by / January 26th, 2011 /

2011: Top Story: Faces of 2011 – Bearbones

Imagine our disappointment when shortly after we featured 8Ball in our Faces Of 2010, they announced they were breaking up. The band were just starting to fulfill their promise after six years of dealing with the machinations of the music industry yet couldn’t go any further.

Thankfully, some of the band namely Ken McCallister, Bren McGinley, Sarah Jade Evenden and Austin Agnew are back with a new project Bearbones. This time around, the band are promising “a steady stream of quality tunes” with a healthy split of genre-hopping as they write songs separately and then work on them together. Ken told us:

We’re going to use Bearbones as a vehicle for our collective and individual interests so you might get a techno heavy track alongside an acoustic or a brief interlude track alongside a 10 minute opus.

There’s only been one official tune so far the Deerhunter-esque ‘Moonman’ as well as a song by Ken under the name Skeleton Jones which will now be taken under the Bearbones umbrella. Both of these tracks are rather brilliant though so we’re not worried about sticking our neck out…

Moonman by bearbones

Skeleton Jones – The Great Escape by Nialler9