It may seem strange to feature a band who have been around for six years as a name for the future but for 8Ball, 2010 feels very much like a fresh start. Having built up an admirable head of steam prior to the release of their debut album in 2006, matters rather fell apart thanks to an ill-advised record deal and a release that did little to capture their true spirit. Last year’s With All Your Friends album was far more like it, one of 2009’s most memorable domestic efforts. Tossing pop, dance, electronica and rock into one engaging mix, they’ve also shown an encouraging willingness to look for like minded souls beyond these shores. Sometimes good things to happen to good people.
by Phil Udell / January 13th, 2010 /