Hundred Reasons played a triumphant comeback NME AWARDS SHOW last night at LONDON’s ASTORIA (February 10), treating fans to a glimpse of what to expect from their forthcoming second album, ‘SHATTERPROOF IS NOT A CHALLENGE’.
The kings of UK hardcore charged through a furious set, including the band’s latest two singles ‘The Great Test’ and ‘What You Get’.
Speaking to NME backstage after the gig, guitarist Larry Hibbit said: “That’s exactly what we needed – it just couldn’t have gone better.”
He added: “We know we’ve had a good gig when we come off shouting – not just out of being deafened. We were coming up the stairs just shouting at each other: ‘That was fucking wicked’.”
“We last played a show in October,” Larry said. “We were really nervous before we went on – about being a bit rusty. You can’t rehearse – playing live the only way you can do it is to do it… Tonight we didn’t have any of the gremlins – it just worked. It’s like being a new band again. It completely reminds you of why you do it… in a second.”
Hundred Reasons were supported by the equally impressive Thrice, Coheed and Cambria and Million Dead.
The show was watched by Busted’s Charlie Simpson and Funeral For A Friend‘s Matt Davies.
‘Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge’ will be released on March 1, with ‘What You Get’ coming out on Monday (February 16).
The NME Awards Shows continue tonight (February 11) with headlining gigs from Distillers at London’s Brixton Academy and The Sleepy Jackson at the Astoria.