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10 for 2014: #10 – The Hundredth Anniversary

By on Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 11:00 am

The Hundredth Anniversary are a Brighton-based four-piece whose female-fronted, gently keening material is for the most part downtempo and ethereal, merging the shoegaze revival and the recent feminist punk of PINS. Intriguingly, according to Song, by Toad they’re allegedly a much more aggressive affair live, which is exactly as it should be. Recent limited-edition (and fully sold-out, we might add) 7″ single ‘The Jump’ is a superb demonstration of just how beautiful a few overdriven guitars and a whole bunch of reverb can sound, particularly when overlaid by the lazy voice of Eleanor Rudge, which hangs cirrus-like over the soundscape.

Their most recent relese, ‘Last Drive’, is somewhat more sombre, with great washes of guitar dominating; it could be an outtake from R.E.M.’s last great album ‘New Adventures In Hi-fi’. But possibly their most accessible track is last year’s ‘Caroline’, their most up-tempo work, with jangly guitars and Rudge’s vocal reminiscent of ‘90s favourites The Cranberries. Indeed, all things considered, there might be a bit revivalism at work here, albeit probably unconsciously. But there’s enough in The Hundredth Anniversary’s small-but-perfectly formed oeuvre to make us optimistic about their potential for great things for 2014, thus their presence here, opening our 10 for 2014 list.


Video of the Moment #1400: Kings of Leon

By on Sunday, 1st December 2013 at 6:00 pm

In this era of bands wanting to make mini-films ’cause they’re epic (or they think they’re epic), it’s no surprise Kings of Leon have put their hat in the ring with the promo for ‘Beautiful War’. Stereogum dares to compare it to the video for Guns ‘n’ Roses’ ‘November Rain’. The shock! The horror! Or maybe not? (I’ve included it below so you non-’90s kids can decide this for yourselves.)

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Video of the Moment #1399: Bruce Springsteen

By on Sunday, 1st December 2013 at 10:00 am

Bruce Springsteen has released a new visual for his version of ‘High Hopes’, the title track for a bits and bobs collection the Boss plans to release next year. Oddly, it’s a cover of a song by LA band Havalinas. Watch the lyric video below, and you’re welcome to have a listen to the original below too.

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Video(s) of the Moment #1398: Broken Bells

By on Saturday, 30th November 2013 at 6:00 pm

All hail the return of Broken Bells, the side project but worthy enough on its own project of the Shins’ James Mercer and Dangermouse. A couple weeks ago, the duo unleashed the taster single ‘Holding on to Life’, from their next release. You can read Ben’s thoughts on the single here.

On this last Saturday of November, we bring to you a promo video double feature: parts 1 and 2 their mini-film saga, ‘After the Disco’, conveniently having the same name as the duo’s album to be released on the 14th of January 2014. We’re not sure if there will be further parts after this, but there’s plenty to think about after you watch the two videos below.

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Video of the Moment #1397: The Killers

By on Saturday, 30th November 2013 at 10:00 am

Admit it. You miss that crazy feather shirt of Brandon Flowers he wore on Jonathan Ross. The Killers have brought it out for another appearance, for the promo of ‘Just Another Girl’. Unfortunately, it’s not Flowers wearing it. (Fangirl sigh.) Fortunately, it sounds great, even if it’s another one of those “there are more fish in the sea” cliched songs. (There can never be too many of these, can there? If this is the Killers’ swan song, I’ll be very sad.) Watch it below.

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Video of the Moment #1396: Bastille

By on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 6:00 pm

Bastille have a new video for ‘The Draw’, featured on disc 2, ‘Part II: Other People’s Heartache’, of the band’s deluxe re-release of their debut album, ‘All This Bad Blood’. Watch the contemplative black and white video below.

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