Words by Lauren Sorce
Don’t pack up your flip flops just yet, summer hasn’t ended and neither should your summer playlist. On August 26, indie-rock group The Hunna, are set to release their debut LP, 100. The Hertfordshire natives Ryan Potter (singer/guitarist), Dan Dorney (lead guitarist), Jermaine Angin (bassist) and Jack Metcalfe (drummer) formed The Hunna only last year and since has put out two singles, “Bonfire” and “She’s Casual” with the assistance of British songwriter and producer, Tim Larcombe (Halsey, Lana Del Ray and Coasts).
Oddly enough this group sounds similar to Coasts, but contributes more of an edgy rock vibe. The entirety of this album is relatable, refreshing and astoundingly catchy. Each song better than the last, the entire composition of tracks begs the question as to how has this band only just formed last year – and better yet, how haven’t they “broke the internet” yet?
Bursting out onto the scene back in October 2015, The Hunna released both “Bonfire” and “She’s Casual” as singles that have gained some popularity and, with good reason. “Bonfire” is the quintessential get-stuck-in-your-head kind of song, having strong instrumental presence beneath powerful vocals. Similarly, “She’s Casual” is another memorable track, however this one offers a slow transition from intimate and lighthearted into a vocal powerhouse with a beat that might prompt some air-drumming.
While both tracks are featured on 100, the band is releasing 14 new songs that also deserve some recognition. Say for instance, “We Could Be” that right from the get-go introduces an “in your face” kind of attitude, as the lyrics suggest a road block of sorts in their still developing music career. Still very youthful and fun-loving lads, their tracks “You and Me” adds a hint of free spirited rebellion into the mix. But what would an album be without a few love songs? Blossoming love or love lost both “Never Enough” and “Still Got Blood” are relatable enough to remind you of that special someone that never seems to escape your mind.
Quite admirably, despite The Hunna being a group of guys, there is a lot of vulnerability written into their lyrics, with tracks such as “Brother” that express a genuine need for some advice. As a whole, this album is the perfect addition to anyone in search of refreshing and lively new tunes. Thanks to 100, The Hunna are sure to make their mark over the next few weeks, and with songs like “World Is Ours” perpetuating the idea that they are dedicated to keep going, I am eager to hear how they can possibly top this album. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more with the title of this album, it’s definitely a 100 in my book.
© August 26th, 2016
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