Aussie punks sign to Endless Recordings
Snarling new single ‘Psych’ shared
Endless Recordings is excited to announce their first signing, Sydney group 100. Formed in 2016 by co-front men Rowen Tucker and Jaryd Lee, the band has quickly become one of the most exciting guitar acts in country.
‘Psych’ was the product of the 100’s first ever rehearsal. It was produced by the band and Wade Keighran, with vocals by Lee.
“Pull your head in you flaming galah” – So begins a snarling critique of boorishness, machismo and male aggression – phenomena well known in recent times.
Their biting new instrumentation will obliterate your senses. The ardent composition spirals into this sonic soundscape and captivating chaos. The lyrics pull you in before the abrupt finale which leaves you craving for more from 100. This record perfectly captures 100 in their element, the track exudes their aggression, their power and their possessive skill. They craft music of a band double their size and the energy is addictive.
“It is a sort of open letter towards the anti-social behaviour that we’ve seen on the rise in Sydney over the past 10 years” explains Lee. He and Tucker moved to Sydney’s inner west after growing up in Gosford, where they met at high school.
‘Psych’ continues the sonic growth of their grinding dual guitar attack, a sound refreshingly out of step with contemporaneous Australian groups which at times can be likened to acts such as the Mark of Cain, Fugazi and Slint.
Sydney outfit 100 are the first signing to Endless Recordings, a new Australian label founded by Bad//Dreems’ Alex Cameron.
100’s dual frontmen Rowen Tucker and Jaryd Lee grew up in Gosford and attended the same high school. Bonding over a mutual interest in music and art, they migrated to Sydney’s inner West search of a like-minded community. Their musical chemistry developed over a number of years, but it was a trip to Japan that saw the seeds of 100 sown. In a smoky Osaka bar, the two mates resolved to form a guitar band inspired acts such as TheClash, TheReplacements and Fugazi.
Upon their return, they quickly built a following in Sydney based largely on their imposing live show, which brings to mind acts such as Slint, Crow or Mark of Cain.
Their debut debut EP Cortisone was released independently in 2018, a “savage, literate piece of punk” and they became a “must see” local act, booked to appear at Laneway, Bad Friday, Party in the Paddock Secret Garden and Splendour in the Grass. They have supported such acts as Shame, The Lemonheads, Cold Chisel and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. They were nominated for “Best Live Act” and “Next Big Thing” at the FBI 2019 SMACs and were winner of the 2020 Sydney Laneway Unearthed competition.