Hundred Reasons are back with “New Glasses“, another new track from their upcoming album, Glorious Sunset, out February 23, 2023 via SO Recordings. The new track follows the recent announcement that the band would be special guests at 2000 Trees in 2023 and marks the second single to be released from Glorious Sunset, their first album together in 15 years. Listen to it now below.
Vocalist Colin Doran said of the themes behind the track, “The lyrics for this song are really about a person I used to work with that spent lots of time treating people badly to cover up their own inadequacies. They were not good at their job but, due to their massive ego and how they wished to be perceived by others, preferred to make others feel deficient. The song describes how I came to realise this. The amusing thing is that it was a working title as when we started writing it, Larry had actually got new glasses that day but the name stuck.”
Pre-order the album Glorious Sunset on CD and white 12″ vinyl, as well as T-shirts and signed lenticular prints HERE.
Hundred Reasons also announced the release of an official podcast this month, entitled Live Fast, Die Ugly: The Hundred Reasons Podcast put together by Tom Kwei. The four-part podcast series chronicles the band in their own words.
From their first ever performance at Kingston’s The Peel on Jan 22nd 2000 all the way up to their upcoming 2023 reunion shows across the UK and new album, Live Fast, Die Ugly covers everything anyone could ever want to know about one of the UK’s all-time unsung juggernauts: the global tours, the fiercely loyal fanbase, the top 10 album chart breakthrough, the anomalous Top Of The Pops appearances, the disbandment, the reunion and everything in between.
Colin said of the podcast, “Tom Kwei came to us with the idea as a massive fan and we’re pretty sure he knows more than we do about the band, so it was a no-brainer saying yes and going ahead with it. We never considered ourselves the most exciting band in the world but turns out we actually have quite the story to tell.”
Live Fast, Die Ugly’s second episode Avalanche is out today and available to stream now HERE.
Hundred Reasons begin UK tour dates with special guests Hell Is For Heroes and My Vitriol in Feb 2023. Tickets are available HERE.
Feb 23 – O2 Academy, Leeds
Feb 24 – Barrowland, Glasgow
Feb 25 – Academy, Manchester
Mar 02 – O2 Academy, Bristol
Mar 03 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Mar 04 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Jul 08 – 2000 Trees Festival