100 gecs are Dylan Brady and Laura Les and they’re absolutely mad in the best possible way. The duo met at a party in their home state of Missouri in 2012 and spent their first few years immersed in all manner of electronic weirdness at parties and club nights in the city’s electronic underground. In 2015 they started 100 gecs and they’ve been upsetting the system ever since with a mix of noise and pop and dance and rock and every genre and sound you can think of mixed into one exhilarating package.
‘1000 gecs’ is the name of their album that came out in 2019 and it is a short, sharp shock of aggression and riotous silliness that beats you about the head with sugar rush pop thrills and heavy noise ruptures until you’re firmly under the gecs spell. They know that it’s silly and outrageous and obnoxious, but you can see just how much fun they’re having, and it makes the album an infectious and gloriously exuberant experience. 10 songs, 23 minutes, a million ideas and a whole lot of fun
‘745 sticky’, ‘800 Db cloud’, “xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx’, ‘gecgecgec’ ‘gec 2 Ü’, and the self-explanatory, ‘i need help immediately’.
Right now we know there is a band called 100 gecs but maybe that is only the beginning? Maybe the gecs are everywhere and will multiply and go forth and conquer the world of future pop? Their debut album is called ‘1000 gecs’ after all. The logic stacks up. The mystery of the gecs is one puzzle that we should all have fun unravelling.
If you want an example of how excited people are about 100 gecs then look no further than their new remix of ‘ringtone’ which features Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito AND the queen of future pop herself, Charli XCX. ‘ringtone’ is gecs’ turbo banger. It’s playful and hugely melodic with just the right hint of weirdness and is the perfect example of how 100 gecs balance sweetness and light with subversive darkness. Once you hear this song it will be stuck in your head forever.
They’ve not played many shows yet but witness reports from shows in America indicate their gigs are very much ‘a time’ and there are ‘scenes’. Their debut London show at Camden’s Underworld in June is sold out (if it happens, y'know, virus and that - Ed) but you can catch them at Reading & Leeds this summer as well as a whole number of festivals across the world.
They’ve already confirmed appearances by super hip pop pal and PC Music producer A.G. Cook but who knows who else could pop up on this release so it’s worth keeping an eye on. Maybe they could rope in Brockhampton who they toured with last year? With gecs anything is possible.