The New Fury vs. The Pariah: an interview for the ages

After the successful kick-off with their 2016 EP ‘Divided by Choice’ on Redfield Records, melodic hardcore band THE PARIAH are ready to take the European scene by storm with their debut album and their outstanding live performance. Whether as support for, at a festival, or as a headliner, The PARIAH have shared the stage with bands such as NAPOLEON, HUNDREDTH, CAPSIZE, LANDSCAPES, SHAI HULUD, CANVAS and POLAR. It’s pretty safe to say that THE PARIAH have never played a show where they didn’t attract some new fans. Paired up technical finesse and a detailed yet not too polished production, on “NO TRUTH” THE PARIAH know how to underline their uniqueness. ‘No Truth’ is released on September 28 on Redfield Records and Silent Cult in the UK. Be sure to give the guys a like on Facebook and preorder ‘No Truth’ here!

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White Squall: One year later, Hundredth’s “Rare” step into the unknown is a testament to taking bold, musical risks

As a musician, I imagine reinventing yourself is fucking hard. To be kind, many of Hundredth’s long-time fans (okay, pretty much all of them) were shocked at the band’s full and complete departure from their melodic hardcore past, and their subsequent morphing into a shoegaze-influenced alt-rock band that wouldn’t sound out of place on a support tour with Slowdive or a revived Chapterhouse. Seriously, some of these swirling, reverb-heavy songs are heavily reminiscent of Whirlpool, Spooky, Mezcal Head, and Nowhere – all venerated shoegaze or alt-rock records of the early 90’s that maintain cult status today.

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Rare: Here’s a playlist of all the music that inspired the new Hundredth album

Change is something that can be bad, neutral, or ultimately very good. Abrupt stylistic shifts in musicians and bands can be ultimately even more dividing – completely alienating a previous fanbase while gaining an entirely new one. It can be the different between surviving in the music industry and thriving in it.

For melodic hardcore alt-rock band Hundredth, the shift in sound has been shocking, yet really good. Instead of playing their patented brand of melodic hardcore, they shockingly went an entirely different direction on their upcoming album Rare – a more Ride and Catherine Wheel-influenced sound. The sound is best done on their 3 released singles so far, “Neurotic”, “Suffer”, and “Youth” – a throwback sound that honestly wouldn’t sound out of place on 4AD Records 25 years ago.

To possibly help introduce their audience to the new sound, Hundredth has put together a Spotify Playlist featuring some of the band’s favorite songs that influenced Rare. You can check that out below, as well as the band’s single “Youth”.

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