has become appallingly obvious that our technology has
exceeded our humanity"
GIG CANCELLED Due to unforseen circumstances
we have had to pull out of Sunday's gig at the Bully in Oxford.
Sincerest apologies to those who had planned on coming to see us,
but, we will be back in Oxford in February hopefully.
VA L'ITALIA AND NEW YORK It's great to know our latest
release I KnOw is being enjoyed from Europe to
the US with DJs getting in touch from Italy and the cool kids in
New York wanting more 100 Bullets Back. Thanks goes to Sid Siddle,
Mr. Bardos and the Velocity Recordings machine for including us
on their brilliant Abuse Your Friends Vol 4 compilation
which is hot in the underground of New York city.
OXFORD POP A thoroughly enjoyable show in Oxford's Wheatsheaf
last night, thank you to all who were there. One of our latest studio
workings Wichita was aired for the first time and
it seemed to be appreciated! Thank you.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK Noel has left us for a week, bound for
The Big Apple, he'll be meeting up with some of Reading's Off
The Radar crew who have reported "I KnOw" has been getting popular
out there. It has apparently been singled out off of VELOCITY RECORDINGS
Abuse Your Friends Vol. 4 album and has sparked a good deal of interest
FRIENDS IN ARMS, NME ENEMIES, IN READING Last night, Reading
bore witness the raw energy, melody and passion for music driving
the POP OF THE TOPS train. Biggie Reef and The Gas headlined a special
evening on the POP OF THE TOPS rounded tour with great sets beaten
out by us and our friends from the brilliant New Cross, Nebraska
and Corporation Blend. Tim and Matt were god-like on the sound,
cheers fellas. The show was nothing short of electric......roll
on the 10th November when the tour hits Oxford. Good to see you
AIRPLAY, STUDIO PLAY AND POP OF THE TOPS BRILLIANCE! As
well as the radio play in Serbia and on Reading's Blast 1386, we
have been spending more time in the studio working on a further
3 tracks we hope to be playing live soon. We have also been down
in the glowing underground scene of London, paying a visit to the
Metro on Oxford St to see what is becoming of the blossoming "New
Cross Scene" to watch energetic performances by Nebraska and
Corporation Blend. Watch out for the superb Pop of The Tops coming
to Reading and Oxford in the next two months where we will be playing
with these two bands. DO NOT MISS THESE SUPERB BANDS. See all the
cool kids there.
STUDIO TIME AND NEW GIGS BOOKED The last 3 weeks have been
spent recording and rehearsing new material, some of which will
be performed at the upcoming shows in October and Novemeber. Titles
include "Don't Follow Fashion, Buy Something That's Out
Of Date" and "(Talk TALK)...Brut" See
Upcoming Shows for more details.
BAND PULL OUT OF WATER RATS GIG We apologise but due to
unforseeable circumstances we have had to pull out of playing this
Saturday's gig at The Water Rats. None of the band are happy about
this but there is no option unfortunately. We were looking forward
to seeing The Souls and Yumi Yumi again. We hope you have a great
ON-LINE REVIEW OF NEW SINGLE "I KnOw/Bangkok"
Italian based on-line magazine Losing Today have
just reviewed our latest single release. Click the following link
to go to the web page and scroll down to the bottom for the review.
MERCHANDISE ON SALE, ON-LINE It is now possible for you
to buy our records, T-shirts and badges on-line through PayPal.
Simply go to our Merchandise page and use the add
to basket and checkout buttons to carry
out your shopping.
MP3'S AVAILABLE We have just uploaded a number of sample
tracks and one entire track in MP3 format for you to get a taster
into what 100 Bullets Back are sounding like. Simply go to the MP3
page for more info. More sample tracks are to follow shortly
with better links through to the Merchandise page
to enable purchasing of the music. The band will be making further
improvements shortly for you to get more in depth access to the
world of 100 Bullets Back.
DOG BITES MAN! Apologies for our radio silence. It has
been a little while since we last told you what we have been up
to. The website has been overhauled as you can see and we have been
working very hard in the studio re-working their backing tapes and
new material. The first track "Dog Bites Man" is very nearly complete
and is sounding superb! It should feature in the next gig at The
Wheatsheaf on 4th August in Oxford. See Upcoming Shows
for more info. All this is happening while we wait for the new double
A 7" single "I Know"/"Bangkok (Everybody Needs Somebody To Love)"
to drop on 30th August 2004. It was Morissey who sang; "The
Devil will make work for idle hands".
29/6/04 CHEERS Thank you to everyone who made the
journey down to Kings Cross on Saturday for our gig at The Water
Rats. It was the new line up's first gig and we were more than happy
with it. It was great to see so many t-shirts in the crowd. We will
be back again in September P.S. Special note must go to Laurence
for stage diving. Class.
NEW DRUMMER We now have John Halliday playing drums on
both recordings and live. John comes in for Scott who has been with
the band since February. We would like to thank Scott for his efforts
and wish him the best in the future. Our new line up will be playing
it's first gig this Saturday at The Water Rats, Kings Cross. The
Velocity night is also a launch party for the new Velocity compilation
"Abuse Your Friends Volume 4" to which we have contributed "I KnOw".
MERCHANDISE All go! We now have band logo t-shirts available
to puchase for only £7. Mens sizes are M, L, XL and XXL. Female
10, 12 and 14. The colour is navy (apart from female 12 which are
black). Get your orders in ASAP as a number have already left the
building. Badges will also shortly be available.
ABUSE YOUR FRIENDS VOL.4 The Velocity Recordings compelation
album is now complete and will see "shop" release on 30 July. Our
forthcoming single "I KnOw" features on the record along with other
Velocity bands The Souls, Polar Remote and recent chart breakers
Pure Reason Revolution. The album launch party is at Club Velocity
on June 25, the day before our appearance at The Water Rats in Kings
SUPPORT Thank you to everyone who turned out to watch us
at The Zodiac on Friday. Althogh we were not entirely happy with
the sound, the energy and drive helped deliver a pleasing performance.
OXFORD ZODIAC GIG BOOKED FOR FRIDAY 04.06.04 We have just
been booked to support US upstarts TV ON THE RADIO who are getting
some nice coverage in the NME at the moment. Massive Attack meets
indie pop so we hear. Can't wait to see that. Click on Upcoming
Shows for more details.
BACK IN THE SWEAT BOX We made our first live appearance
for a month last Saturday in The Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon,
London. A tight energetic performance was achieved in the tiny sweaty
underground venue resulting in a worthwhile venture to the capital.
RADIO, TAPED TRANSMISSION "Violence", the double A side
to our debut single "The Lost Souls Club" has gained airplay on
the Fortnightly Fix on Oxford's 107.9 Passion FM for the past two
weeks. We previously had airplay on the channel last year when "Disco
Beat", from the demo "The Violence EP" was aired. Thanks again guys.
RECORDS AND RECORDING Many of our recent hours have been
spent in the studio puting the finishing touches to a second track
for our second single due for release on Velocity in July. "Bangkok
(Everybody needs somebody to love)" will back up the lead track
"I KnOw", which will also be available on the forthcoming Velocity
release "Abuse Your Friends vol.4" due out at the end of June.
HONG KONG MUSIC MAGAZINE We've just learned that 100 Bullets
Back are being followed in Hong Kong. We have recently appeared
in a music magazine over there available on-line and in hardcopy.
Many thanks to Mable Lai for your interest and putting us in the
magazine! To see the magazine click here;
POP OF THE TOPS GIG REVIEW After fighting through the London
traffic and waving "hi" to MI5 as they crossed Vauxhaul Bridge,
we had our first blessed experience of Pop of The Tops in New Cross'
Paradise Bar SE12. Pure class. The music was excellent from all
of the bands and we thoroughly enjoyed the night. Here's a review
of what went on;
AIRPLAY IN SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO The 100 Bullets Back Euro
Pop train steamed on with airplay in Serbia and Montenegro a few
days ago on Radio B92 Show MOCvestica; "The Power of Witches". Big
thanks to Slobodan Vujanovic for the airplay! Click the link below
to get to their site;
ZUIT ALORE! Our debut single has now made it onto the continent
with airplay on France's Aligre FM. Merci!
"ROC" UR BODY Radio airplay has once again been achieved
on KROQ with the help of Rodney Bingeheimer. "Rodney on the Roc"
has aired "Violence" once again on his Sunday night show. The band
owe him huge thanks for his support. The latest playlist can be
R*E*P*E*A*T REVIEW "The Lost Souls Club" has been reviewed
by the fanzine and again must say we're pretty happy with it! To
LOGO MAGAZINE REVIEW 7" SINGLE Logo magazine (and on-line
magazine) have just reviewed the band's debut single release "The
Lost Souls Club". The lads are happy with the review and are glad
that their music is getting such a positive response. Click on the
link below to read the review;
would like to thank all those who have bought the record so far
and are supporting them. When bought from band members after gigs,
the 7" vinyl also comes with a cd version for all those who have
not regressed back to the record players just yet!
GIGS, GIGS, GIGS Thanks to those who turned out at Club
Velocity for the 1st Anniversary show last Friday. What a great
night. Since then a number of new gigs have been booked including
another at Reading's Club V, Bar Med in Oxford and The Betsey Trotwood
and Water Rats in London.
BLAST RADIO! Yesterday David and Noel appeared on Tim Woolfe's
show on Reading's Blast 1386. The two performed three acoustic tracks
live ("Violence", "Pop Song" and "February") which will hopefully
be up on this site to listen too soon. Cheers Tim, we had a blast!
ROQ ON! Thanks again to Rodney Bingeheimer at KROQ for
his continuing support by airing "Violence" again on his weekly
show. The forthcoming 7" AA (with "The Lost Souls Club") has been
played by Rodney for a month now so big thanks from all associated
MORE ROQ! Both "The Lost Souls Club" and "Violence" have
again been played by Rodney Bingenheimer on his KROQ show. This
is the second week running both songs have been played. Big thanks
again to Rodney for his support.
HEAR HERE We have been named "new favourite band of the
month" at "Hear Here" on-line magazine! Cheers guys.
RODNEY ON THE ROQ The playlist for Rodney Bingenheimer's
show on KROQ on 23 February is now up and running. Both "The Lost
Souls Club" and it's double A side "Violence" were played! Cheers
AIRPLAY ON XFM "LONDON'S NEW MUSIC RADIO STATION" WEDNESDAY 3RD
MARCH AFTER 10PM The much anticipated 7" single "The Lost
Souls Club" is being aired by Claire Sturgess on XFM tomorrow night.
Thanks Claire! If outside of London, you can listen live by going
to their website;
A NEW ERA With the band recently being streamlined to just
David and Noel, we welcome Scott McFadzean as session musician onto
the drums. We played their first gig with the backing track, airing
2 new songs "February" and "I KnOw" last night at Club Velocity
in Reading. The evening was a marked success given the circumstances,
thanks Scott. The performances by The New Rhodes and Bloc Party
who followed 100BB, were thoroughly enjoyed. We look forward to
seeing them in action again.
AIRPLAY ON LA's KROQ "THE WORLDS MOST LISTENED TO RADIO STATION"
Our upcoming 7" single "The Lost Souls Club" was aired by Rodney
Bingenheimer on Los Angles 106.7 KROQ station recently. Thanks Rodney
THEN THERE WERE 2 Due to other commitments the our drummer
Helen has had to bow out to give over more time to other matters.
Helen had been with the band since August 2003 and appears on the
forthcoming Velocity Recordings 7" single release "The Lost Souls
Club". She has given a great deal over the past 6 months and the
band is very thankful for her commitment and wishes her well for
the future. The band will now be using a session musican for precussion
at forthcoming gigs.
WEBSITE UPDATED At long last we have managed to get both
the Mailing List and Guestbook up and running. Please sign up for
updates on news, releases, gigs and any offers. The Guestbook (in
the Contact Us section) is open to debate, discussion and of course
verbal abuse of whatever you see fit!
3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER Our biggest gig to date last week,
supporting Dogs Die In Hot Cars and The Zutons, was memorable for
the fact that it was our keyboardist's last gig. Andi was with the
band for a year and appeared on all the band's recorded material
to date. For live shows all keyboards have been recorded and will
be played via a backing track so the electronic element is not lost.
In fact, it has just got a whole lot bigger!
RECORDING NEW MATERIAL We're back in the studio once more
to record a new track "I KnOw", which should be appearing on Reading
label Velocity Recordings upcoming compilation cd "Abuse Your Friends
Volume 4", due for release around April. Recently we have retrieved
some past material which was sidelined and is now in the process
of being re-worked and remixed for inclusion in forthcoming sets.
"Dancehall" and "Wichita" are two to listen out for.
WATER RATS GIG BOOKED We are booked to play The Water Rats
in Kings Cross, London on Saturday 26th June alongside Japanese
pop sensation YUMI YUMI and London's well dressed THE SOULS. Gig
is sure to be ripper.
HAPPY NEW YEAR (BELATED) Hope everyone had a nice relaxing
period unlike us! We have been hard at work getting our single ready
for release hopefully by the beginning of March. We've also been
asked to support The Zutons and Dogs Die in Hot Cars at The Zodiac
on Wednesday 11th February which we are looking forward to and we've
also been added to Club Velocity's March gig in Reading.
"READ ALL ABOUT IT" For those of you who couldn't make
it (and those who could), a review of our recent gig at the Hope
& Anchor is now available on the Neon Promotions website. Click
below to see what the reviewer thought:
FINISHED IN THE STUDIO We have been unleashed from the
hard work in the studio having laid down the new material along
with a remix of "Violence" from their last EP, to prepare for the
upcoming gigs in December. We are very happy with what has been
achieved and are eager for people to hear it early in the New Year.
Thanks goes to John Halliday at Shonk studios for his help, good
work and patience in getting the result the band were looking for.
To give you something of an insight into the new release without
giving too much away, the first song is 6 minutes long and features
new production and sound elements which we were keen to use in the
pieces. You can expect to hear some reverse keyboards, poetry and
Noel giving it some on the distortion and feedback side of things!
Boys with toys. A brand new song altogether will be performed for
the first time in the band's next gig in London. David will be temporarily
ditching the bass to play the keys on this new highly infectious
electro number that will have you moving your feet in no time.
CLUB VELOCITY We are happy to say they have been added
to the bill for February 2004's monthly gig. We are also appearing
at January's Club V. Keep um comin'!
BACK IN THE STUDIO We are venturing back to The Shonk over
the next few days to record a couple of new songs. These will hopefuly
be available in the new year in a format TBA!?
"HELLO WITNEY!" Big thanks to everyone that came down to
the Barn for the Midweeker yesterday. Great night. Hopefully we'll
be there again in the New Year so see you beautiful people soon.
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE! We made our first appearance on the
University circuit at Brunel Students Union on Sunday. A top night
with a good energetic performance and the debut of new material.
No sign of cider and black though!
NEW GIG BOOKED AT BRUNEL UNIVERSITY TWe have been requested
to play at Brunel University this Sunday 16th November. Show starts
around 8pm. See Upcoming Events for more details.
2 BULLETS AND 1 LITRE! Due to illness and the short notice
of the gig, only Dave and Noel were able to play Club Velocity on
Friday. Luckily, Daz from Three Litre agreed to step in on the drums
and put in a top performance having never heard any of any of the
songs before! Big thanks.
LAST MINUTE GIG AT CLUB VELOCITY The Virgin Suicides have
pulled out of their gig tonight at Club Velocity in The Rising Sun
Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading and the band have been invited
to play in their place. Show starts at 8pm.
BBC INTERVIEW ON THE WEB The BBC Radio Oxford interview
with Noel and David is now on the BBC website. You can watch them
play "Violence" acoustically and read their comments on issues such
as the Oxford and Reading music scenes and attitudes aswell as information
about the band itself. Click the following link to access it;
NEW GIG BOOKED FOR JANUARY 2004 We have been invited to
play at Club Velocity in Reading on Friday the 30th January 2004.
See Upcoming Shows for more details.
RADIO AIRPLAY IN OXFORD The Fortnightly Fix 107.9FM PASSION
FM of Oxford run by Quickfix Recordings, will be airing "Disco Beat"
the first track on the band's latest EP on Sunday the 19th October
around 10-11pm. Check Oxfordbands website and Quickfix Recordings
website for more details:
RADIO INTERVIEW David and Noel recorded an interview for
BBC Radio Oxford to discuss the band and the local music scene.
Acoustic versions of "Violence" and "Antibiotic" were also performed.
The interview will be streamed on the BBC Radio Oxford website in
the next couple of weeks so look out for the link.
XMAS GIG BOOKED A pre Christmas gig has been arranged at
Bar Oz, Reading on Thursday 18 December.
NEW GIG BOOKED A second visit to The Fez, Reading on Wednesday
WEBSITE UPDATED! At long last we have finally managed to
totally overhaul the site. New sections and features include song
downloads and new photos as well as more interactive options for
you on our personal pages which can be accessed by the home page.
We hope you like it!
NEW GIGS BOOKED Battle of the Bands competition at Pals,
Croydon on Sunday 12 October. A coach to be laid on for travelling
support. See Upcoming Events for more details. A second visit to
The Hope & Anchor, Islington on Tuesday 9 December.
WE NOW HAVE A NEW DRUMMER! It's a big warm welcome to Helen
who joins the band full time on the skins. After just two weeks
practice, Helen learnt the songs and played her first gig with the
band at Bar Oz on 21 August. A great performance ensued and we now
can't wait till the next one! A big thank you as well to everyone
who came along to support. Great to see people dancing at the front!
2ND DEMO EP The second demo CD is also now available. "The
Violence EP" contains 3 tracks recorded in July at Shonk Studios
in Bicester and showcases a more electro heavy sound we are performing
live. Track listing is as follows; Disco Beat Falling Down Violence
If you would like a copy of the CD, would like to book the band,
or would like any further information, please email: