Has it really been 10 years since Belfast ska-punk 9-piece Pocket Billiards first burst on to the scene? Apparently the answer is "yes", as the group will be playing in Belfast's Mandela Hall next month to celebrate the group's Aluminium Anniversary, as well as to launch the band's sophomore album.
In anticipation of the event, the band have made their latest single available as a free download. Featuring a guest appearance from Rory from And So I Watch You From Afar, "So Many People, So Little Time" is a laid back tune, featuring some fantastic brass lines and lyrics about finding happiness behind life's general drudgery.
The band seems to have incorporated a few dance influences into their sound on this release. As well as the airhorn noises, the structure of the song seems to have a dubstep feel to it, with the song being in half time until the final 30 seconds, when all hell breaks loose and the song goes into full out party mode. Of course, if you do want proper dubstep, then the flipside remix from Giant Sekoya might float your metaphorical boat.
Pocket Billiards will play in the Mandela Hall, Belfast on May 12th to mark their 10th year together, with their second album, "Last Chance to Dance", being launched on the same night.