Ben Folds Five reform for new album

Yet another band appear to have reformed… is there anyone left to reform?

North Carolina 90’s band Ben Folds Five have reunited to record a new album; well thats according to several cryptic tweets from the band’s eponymous ringleader.

On the 29th January Folds posted a picture of himself along with both Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, with the tag “NewBenFoldsFiveRecord,” ”“ this was followed a short time later by a second tweet anticipating a spring release. Furthe info leaked out confirming that the band is set to be in the studio through March of this year. No details as to a possible release label were announced.

Ben Folds Five first rose to popularity in the late ’90s with their single “Brick” they split in October 2000 under ”Ëœamicable circumstances’ ”“ Folds himself went onto a great deal of solo success, he was also somewhat oddly the co-writer and producer of actor William Shatner’s second album ”ËœHas Been’

Ben Folds Five reunited to record a handful of new songs for 2011’s The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective, which was their first new recording since 1999’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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