Fortuna POP! presents
Flowers + The Hundredth Anniversary
Monday 8th September, Doors 7:30pm
St Pancras Old Church
Nearest station: King's Cross St Pancras
Tel : 0207 267 1750
Advance: £10 from We Got Tickets / £12 Door
Flowers are Sam Ayres (Guitar/Synths), Rachel Kenedy (Vocals/Bass/Synths) and Jordan Hockley (Drums), brought together by Sam’s advert for a singer to make music like "Madonna through a broken tape machine". Drawing a line between the joyous fuzzpop of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and the minimalist brilliance of Young Marble Giants, they create a wall of sound larger than the sum of their parts, catchy pop songs hidden in noise. And Rachel possesses one of those beautiful pop voices to die for, with echoes of Elizabeth Fraser, Hope Sandoval and Harriet Wheeler.
A fantastic live act, the reception at their shows has been nothing less than rapturous, with audiences blown away by their intensity and compelled by their sparse beauty: Jordan a physical yet inventive presence behind the drum kit, Sam a constant blur of kinetic energy on guitar and Rachel utterly still. Their debut album Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do is slated for release in September via Fortuna POP!. Produced by Bernard Butler, the album captures the intensity of being young in fourteen deceptively simple pop songs that take their power from their brevity, elevated by Rachel’s extraordinary voice.
"The music they conjured was nothing short of magical. A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice." (DoNYC)
THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY
Brighton four-piece The Hundredth Anniversary were formed in January 2012. Their atmospheric and precisely structured songs marry shimmering guitars, rigorous percussion and ethereal vocals to make swirling noise-pop.
In July 2012 the band released a split cassette ‘Guts’ with London and Brighton based bands Tyrannosaurus Dead and Gum, through Reeks of Effort. March 2013 saw the release of their first 7” ‘The Jump’ with North East DIY label Tiny Lights. Limited to 100 copies, the single is now sold out.
Their EP ‘Wreckers’, recorded with Rory Attwell, was released on 17th March 2014 through London’s Odd Box Records.
The band are busy working on new material.
“Breathtakingly beautiful… like a slightly less ethereal Sundays, a slightly beefier Galaxy 500, a slightly less esoteric Cocteau Twins.” (The Devil Has The Best Tuna)