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www.JOYZINE.co.uk Online music journal live review: Pop of the Tops, New Cross, London 13.04.04

"100 BULLETS BACK's indie/dance crossover..at once drowning out the voices and pulling intrigued punters stagewards like a punk funk tractor beam. Their set was a little hit and miss, but when they hit, the effect was close to devastating, and will probably saddle the band with comparisons to the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Pop of the Tops alumni Bloc Party. Dance beats and distinctly 80s synths are married to elastic basslines and abrasive guitars, while slightly over Americanised vocals louchely drawl over the top. Certainly one to keep an eye on." www.joyzine.co.uk, 13/4/04


Logo Magazine review of "The Lost Souls Club"

100 Bullets Back
"The Lost Souls Club"
(Velocity)
***1/2

"Young greenhorns with big ideas, 100 Bullets Back make a surprisingly tempered racket that falls somewhere between the electro-pop wizardry of Pet Shop Boys and the restless post-punk anglings of Franz Ferdinand. Chucking in an impressive array of apposite time-changes, this debut single comes with taut melodies and lovely, drawn vocals that slot nicely into the top pocket of 2004ís buzzing zeitgeist. If a major label can swallow them up and turn around some new material pronto they could have a licence to print their own money." Nat Carsley, 5/4/04


R*E*P*E*A*T Fanzine review of "The Lost Souls Club"

100 Bullets Back
"The Lost Souls Club"
(Velocity)

"And here's another vote for the underground. While the inkies are all falling over Franz Ferdinand, here's some kidsfrom Oxford doing a similiar thing on a fraction of the budget, but still sounding better. With one ear on the 80s (OMD, New Order, Pet Shop Boys) and the other on making a joyful pop racket for 2004. Yes there's keyboards but they are a slave of the song and not vice versa. There's tunes and suss and whistfulness and all sorts in here; even I wasn't so tired from writing nine months of reviews I'd tell you more about it but I'll leave you to find out for yourself". Richard Rose, 7/4/04


Nightshift: Oxford's Music Magazine review of "The Lost Souls Club"

"Popping up from a similar musical direction to the likes of Hot Hot Heat, 100 Bullets Back hark back to that golden age - the early 1980s. 'The Lost Souls Club' is XTC-style proto-indie funk-pop, led by a lightweight but nagging guitar chime and softly duelling vocals...'Violence' takes a downturn into moodier territory - synthetic strings and a motorik groove...not bad stuff". Nightshift, April 2004