Photo by Mclean Stephenson
Sydney's 100 is fronted by Rowen Tucker and Jaryd Lee, who met over a shared love of music and art in high school. They've been playing together for a few years, but it was during a trip to Japan that the duo decided to focus on guitar based rock inspired by bands like The Clash, The Replacements, and Fugazi.
Their new single, "Psych," wears the influence of Fugazi on its sleeve. It's an aggressive song that festers more than it explodes. It's fuzzy, whining guitars that echo a bluesy sound at times that you might not expect. "Psych" is what happens when art rock decides to just rock out. Sure, it's artsy and noisy, but at its very core, this is a hard rock song in the most glorious sense.