Artist info

Genre

Indie, Electronic


Sounds like

Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Mogwai


band members

James McGauran - Programming, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synth, Vocals Andrew McLaughlin - Programming, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synths, etc


Influences

Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, tv on the radio


Unearthed artists we like

A Gazillion Angry Mexicans


Bio

The Black Hundred is currently a studio-based project from multi-instrumentalist James McGauran (ex-Season/Oneironaut) and guitarist/programmer Andrew McLaughlin (Radiant City), along with a revolving cast of members and guest performers. James McGauran played guitar in Melbourne instrumental band Season, as well as joining Oneironaut on Bass for the release of their second album. When both Season and Oneironaut disbanded, James and Nick Pledge (Oneironaut) joined forces with Sean Albers (Box / The Grand Silent System / School of Emotional Engineering / Laura) and The Black Hundred was born. After a fast and furious few months of writing in 2006 the band began playing live including touring the East Coast of Australia before recording their debut album at Head Gap Studios with Nao Anzai at the controls. As quickly as things began, so they ended, with the band soon winding down and members deciding to focus on other projects. James decided to keep The Black Hundred name and release all his future music under the name. A steep learning curve in more Electronic means of creating music, including Ableton Live, and undertaking Audio Engineering studies at JMC Academy in Melbourne, has allowed a couple of years brewing time for the new sound of The Black Hundred to develop. Andrew McLaughlin plays guitar and is the mastermind behind Melbourne-based Radiant City. Having played around Melbourne for the past 10 years and touring Australia repeatedly, Radiant City have built a healthy reputation for quality live performances and music releases. Both Season and the early incarnation of The Black Hundred had played shows with Radiant City and Andrew had always expressed interest in collaborating on music at some point. When The Black Hundred was in ashes, James and Andrew spoke about working together on new music that James had been writing/programming, and the new sounds of The Black Hundred are but a small taste of what is to come. Andrew Day (Non-Intentional Lifeform / Nightswimmer / The Sound Movement / My Spiral Arm) collaborates on the track ‘Bad Days Are Coming’, adding guitar and vocals to a heavy synth-laden aggressive rhythm. We hope for many more collaborations in the future. theblackhundred.bandcamp.com facebook.com/theblackhundredmusic myspace.com/theblackhundred twitter.com/theblackhundred theblackhundred.tumblr.com/