Wednesday, 29 June 2016
UK act The Hunna announce debut album 100 due August 26 via 300 Entertainment
Come take shade under the leaves of the Hunna Tree. With roots that bury themselves deep in the urgency of rock and a sound that’s dappled with a carefree indie aesthetic, The Hunna want you to take a leaf out of their book, let go of your inhibitions and be young, be free, and be whoever the hell you want to be.
Garnering praise from buzzy US tastemakers like Consequence of Sound, NYLON, Billboard and more, the boys from The Hunna have been making a name for themselves in the States. Capturing audience's hearts with their enigmatic live show on a tour that saw them play a sold out show in New York City and taking them to major regions like Chicago, Los Angeles and more, the band are excited today to announce their debut album, 100, due for release August 26, 2016 via 300 Entertainment.
Making their debut in October of 2015 with their first single, “Bonfire,” the UK four-piece have already carved out handful of songs with a sonic bombast that has garnered millions of Spotify streams, 5+ million video views and praise by the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens. The band sold out 3 nights at London’s Boston Music Rooms and by the time their second single, ‘We Could Be’ was unleashed, The Hunna’s music was making waves in the iTunes and Spotify charts on a global scale.
The Hunna are set to be the first band on your playlist, the one you listen to when you’re driving around with the top down. Bleeding of a wistful nostalgia and teamed with an unremitting lust for life that is as infectious as it is relentless, The Hunna’s unabashed sound has seen them play in front of sold out rooms across Europe on a headlining tour.
The Hunna began to take shape when Ryan (Vocals/Guitar), Dan (Lead Guitar) and Jermaine (Bass) met in college. After a couple of line-up changes, Jack arrived on drums and everything fell into place. A sucker for a good chorus, the boys like to work from the outside in when it comes to writing. “There are so many different processes to what we do, but often we’ll start with a chorus, and then we’ll funnel in from there,” the band have noted about their writing and recording process.
Working with esteemed producers Tim Larcombe (Halsey, Lana Del Rey) and Duncan Mills, the band recently arrived with their new single, “You and Me (Hunna Tree),” an anthemic call to arms for The H-Squad and a middle finger to those who just don’t want to enlist. “It’s about us as a band - taking the negative things that people have said and sort of turning it around, “ muses Ryan. “It’s about the fans as well, it’s for the Hunna family- the people who have been there from the very beginning,” he adds. From the get go and in true Hunna fashion, the track starts at 100%. Kicking off with a tenacious riff and accompanied by a soaring melody - you better turn “You and Me (HunnaTree)” all the way up to 11, otherwise you’re gonna get left behind.
The band followed with "Still Got Blood," a lighters-in-the-air ballad that premiered on Billboard.