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Song You Need to Know: 100, ‘Psych’

The first track on the nascent Endless Recordings label sees Sydney’s 100 taking a stand against “anti-social male behaviour” in Australia.

Mclean Stephenson*

After a relatively quiet year, Sydney outfit 100 have broken their silence this month with the release of new music as the first signing to nascent independent record label, Endless Recordings.

Having last released new music by way of 2019’s “Weightless”, this year looked like it was set to be a big one for the group, with a run of tour dates – and a spot on the Splendour In The Grass lineup – canned as a result of a global pandemic.

Now, as things begin to return to a sense of cautious normalcy, 100 have emerged from the darkness with their latest track, officially helping to christen Endless Recordings. Founded by Bad//Dreems’ Alex Cameron, and featuring management from Daniel Radburn, and creative direction from McLean Stephenson, the label’s ethos revolves around supporting artistic integrity, strong ideas, and above all, properly valuing good music and those who create it.

As such, it seemed suitable that 100 help lead the label’s launch with their latest cut, “Psych”. Officially released last week, the track sees dual frontmen Rowen Tucker and Jaryd Lee grew belting out their rallying cry against the sadly-prevalent “anti-social male behaviour” in Australia.

“The main riff was the first thing I brought in to our first ever jam, the music was probably finished by the end of that day,” Lee explains of the track. “The opening line, ‘Pull your head in, you flaming galah‘, was born shortly after. It shaped the way the lyrics flowed and what the song became about.

“It’s so apparent that years of anti-social male behaviour is the catalyst as to Sydney’s nightlife taking its own huge punch in the guts which struck the line; ‘The Cross shut down ’cause you can’t handle your piss‘. Sydney’s problems aside, it’s about time we boycott that behaviour. It’s getting old. Thanks for listening.”

The track also comes accompanied by a Mclean Stephenson-directed video which, in stark black-and-white, adds an almost menacing, disorientating aspect to the track’s important message, and pairing it with blistering footage of what makes 100 a force to be reckoned with on the live stage.

Incidentally, 100 will also be returning to the stage in the coming days, with a performance at Wollongong’s La La La’s on Friday, November 27th, and a show at The Vic in Marrickville the following week, with both shows already sold out.

100’s “Psych” is out now via Endless Recordings.

100 – “Psych” Single Launches

Friday, November 27th (Sold Out)
With special guests Chop
La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW

Friday, December 4th (Sold Out)
With special guests Angeles
The Vic, Marrickville, NSW