Label: Warp Records Release date: 15/11/10 Link: Myspace The Hundred In The Hands are better known as Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell, and Commotion is the latest single to be taken from their self-titled debut album. A menagerie of indie and techno/electro music, this feels like an electronic-new romantic type of sound akin to something out of the 80s or even the more recent Hurts. However, despite the fact it is a good enough track, there are too many bands who’ve tried this sound over the last five or six years and it just doesn’t really matter how well you do it, it’s always going to be a case of ‘very good, but I heard that a few years ago’. Everdell’s vocals are strong and urgent enough, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with the arrangement; the mixture of guitar, keyboard and drum loops works very well, and it’s actually quite a funky song. The chorus is quite weak, which does significantly let the song down – after the rhythm and confidence of the verses and breakdowns it loses some of this momentum which stops this song truly moving on to something significant. However though, as mentioned earlier there’s nothing particular new or original about this song and so it certainly doesn’t inspire any desire to follow or listen to this band again. Photobucket