"...an album that so deftly marries the traditional and progressive, the personal and accessible."
- 8/10, The Line of Best Fit
"[Hundreds] have returned with a bang with this slice of euphoric pop,..
Hundreds latest single, Ten Headed Beast is out now via Sinnbus. The track is taken from their second studio album, Aftermath, and available to buy on iTunes.
To celebrate the single's release, Hundreds are bringing their exhilarating live show to the UK. You can catch them at the following dates:
23rd April - The Garage - London
Ten Headed Beast premiered on Gigwise, and you can stream it now via the SoundCloud page.
The video that accompanies the single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can now watch it via the Sinnbus YouTube channel.
Vocalist Eva Milner provided some insight into the meaning behind the track, stating "it stands for all the conflicting perspectives and feelings in me. When you make an important decision, afterwards you try to find out if it's the right way... I tend to question my own decisions again and again. That's hard sometimes and to put the ten headed beast to silence isn't easy."
The entire album is available to stream, with a track by track breakdown, courtesy of Gold Flake Paint.
To get a taste for what you can expect from a Hundreds show, check out the video for the live performance of album track 'Beehive' which premiered on Gigwise. You can also listen to Circus, a single taken from the album, on the band's SoundCloud page and watch the video via the Sinnbus YouTube channel.
Aftermath is released via Sinnbus and is available to buy on iTunes, Amazon and can be streamed via Spotify.
Ten Headed Beast is released via Sinnbus and available to buy digitally on iTunes
"There's a subtle funk to his gruff acoustic turns..."
- The Line Of Best Fit
Benjamin Yellowitz has released the dark and compellingly sinister video for his powerful single Ash Wednesday.
The video premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can watch it now via Benjamin Yellowitz's YouTube channel.
You can also stream and download the single for free via Benjamin Yellowitz's SoundCloud page.
Ash Wednesday is a dark and powerful showcase of Benjamin’s distinctive guitar technique and vocals, incorporating elements of industrial electronica and alternative rock, but with an uplifting edge that speaks to the soul. The single is a testament to Benjamin’s skill as a songwriter and producer, and is an exciting introduction to his debut EP, due for release this Spring.
Benjamin has spent time in a number of different bands, spanning genres as diverse as jazz, indie and metal - elements of which can still be heard in his music. He was briefly taught by soulful songstress Laura Mvula and at the age of 17 was performing as a professional musician, drumming for Tru-Thoughts singer Lizzy Parks. He’s also supported acts such as Bonobo and Norman Jay, and played live on BBC 6 Music for Craig Charles.
After a year touring as a solo singer/songwriter, Benjamin found like minded musicians Terry Downs (bass guitar), Josh Fowley (drums, samples & percussion) and Hilda Sibeck (backing vocals). With these three on board, Benjamin’s clever, modern and stripped back sound was finally complete.
With a European tour underway and the aforementioned EP in the pipeline, Benjamin Yellowitz’ dark and soulful sound is sure to make a big impression on 2015.
Ash Wednesday is out now via BYz Records.
"...great hooks, killer harmonies and a spirited chorus…"
Hello Future's debut EP, Circular Motion is out now via Hold The Line Records and available to buy digitally on iTunes. To celebrate the EP's release, Punktastic are streaming Circular Motion in full and you can also listen to it on the band's SoundCloud page.
You can watch the video for single and EP track Ideas via the band's YouTube channel.
You can also stream the single via the band's SoundCloud page.
Circular Motion is very much an amalgamation of a swathe of alternative underground rock bands such as The Appleseed Cast and Texas Is The Reason spliced with the noise-pop sensibilities of Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh. As such, it’s apparent how much the band have grown in just six months. Opening track ‘On Judgement’ pulls on the Californian lo-fi, yet uplifting sound similar to the likes of Pavement, as memorable solo guitar pieces are flanked by strong harmonies and a rousing chorus. Third track ‘Drift’, which you can download for free from the band's SoundCloud page, kicks off with a guitar solo that conjures memories of Minus The Bear at their best as the pace quickens and then slows, illustrating the bands ability to vary their sound, before epically breaks down into a considered, high calibre rock number.
Since their formation last year Hello Future have picked up support from XFM Drivetime, who made their single ‘track of the week’, XFM X-Posure, Artrocker, Bring The Noise and a ‘new band’ feature in The Scottish Sun. They have also shared a stage with Dry The River, We Came From Wolves, Bear Arms, Tijuana Bibles, Vigo Thieves and will be playing King Tut's this evening with Hidden In Plain View.
Circular Motion is out now via Hold The Line Records and available to buy on iTunes.