The Hunna

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The Hunna
Origin Hertfordshire, England
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock, indie rock
Years active 2015 (2015)–present
Labels 300 Entertainment, High Time Records
Members Ryan Potter
Dan Dorney
Junate Angin
Jack Metcalfe

The Hunna are an English rock band from Hertfordshire in England formed in 2015. The band members are singer/guitarist Ryan Potter, lead guitarist Dan Dorney, bassist Junate Angin, and drummer Jack Metcalfe.[1] The band takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, including bands like Kings Of Leon, Foals and Queen.[2]

History[edit]

Formation and early beginnings[edit]

Members Dan and Ryan met while attending the same college. Dan and Junate had known each other for several years and learned to play guitar together. Eventually, they met Jack and the four later formed the band together. According to the band, the name comes from using the slang term “‘hunna’ in everyday language with each other... We put 'the' in front and landed on 'The Hunna'. The name is also what we are really all about, we give 100% in our music and in our daily lives.”[2] They also cite a major hip-hop influence for the band name.[3] They released their first single "Bonfire" in October 2015.[4]

2016-present[edit]

In the beginning of 2016, they released their second single "We Could Be."[5] The Hunna performed at Reading[6] and Leeds[7] Festival and Dot-to-Dot Festival[8] and performed on the BBC Introducing Stage[9] in Summer 2016. In August 2016, The Hunna released their sixteen-track debut album 100, produced by Tim Larcombe and Duncan Mills.[10] The album debuted at #3 on the UK Indie Chart,[11] and #13 on the Official UK Album Chart.[12] In the United States, it peaked at #36 on the Heat Seekers chart.[13] The album's lead single, "You and Me" made it to U.S alternative radio including Sirius XM Alt Nation, Music Choice and peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Alternative Songs.[2][14] The Hunna toured with Jimmy Eat World in the fall of 2016.[15][16][17] They headlined Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement tour in late 2016 with Night Riots and The Shelters.[18]

Following a headline '100' tour in January 2017, they headlined the Festival Republic stage at Reading & Leads festival in 2017, where they first announced they were in the process of writing their second album 'Dare'.

The Hunna were on the line-up for Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London on 1st July 2017.

After their success on the festival stage during 2017, they announced a 2nd '100' tour, but this time playing in UK, Europe, Australia and USA with Night Riots and Coasts supporting. They also played at All Points East festival in Victoria Park, London in June 2018.

They were due to release their new album 'Dare' on the 25th May as well as start their small venue 'Dare' tour to promote the album. However, they announced that the album release and the tour had been pushed back to 13th July due to the majority of their fans reaching out to them via social media saying the tour was mid-exam season.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[19]
100 13
Dare
  • Released: 13 July 2018
  • Label: High Time
12

Singles[edit]

Title Single details
"Bonfire"
  • Released: 12 October 2015
  • Label: High Time
"You and Me"
  • Released: 8 April 2016
  • Label: High Time
"Summer"
  • Released: 22 September 2017
  • Label: High Time
"Dare"
  • Released: 15 December 2017
  • Label: High Time
"Flickin' Your Hair"
  • Released: 12 January 2018
  • Label: High Time
"Y.D.W.I.W.M"
  • Released: 8 March 2018
  • Label: High Time
"NY to LA"
  • Released: 7 May 2018
  • Label: High Time

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hunna". Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Game, Jeff. "Interview: The Hunna on creating music, touring America and new album 100". AXS. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Game, Jeff. "The Hunna - Interview - 2016". brightonsfinest. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Sharp, Andrew. "The Hunna - Bonfire". www.euphoriazine.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "MUSIC NEWS: The Hunna Announce New Single 'We Could Be' «  Bring the Noise UK". www.bringthenoiseuk.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Perryman, Francesca (2016-08-27). "Who's headlining and playing Reading Festival 2016 on Saturday?". getreading. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Leeds Festival 2016 | Gallery | The Hunna". photos.leedsfestival.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  8. ^ "D2D IN FOCUS". Dot to Dot Festival 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  9. ^ "The Hunna - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  10. ^ Stutz, Colin. "The Hunna Look Alive on 'Still Got Blood': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  13. ^ "The Hunna - Touring on AltNation's Advance Placement Tour w/ Night Riots, The Shelters & More". SOUND IN THE SIGNALS. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Frometa, R. J. (13 September 2016). "The Hunna to tour on AltNation's Advance Placement Tour w/ Night Riots, The Shelters | also touring w/ Jimmy Eat World". Vents Magazinen. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  15. ^ Shumaker, Shannon. "Q&A with The Hunna". The Prelude Press. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  16. ^ Bowenbank, Starr. "Tune Into The Hunna's Bandsintown Instagram Takeover Live From LA On October 29". Bandsintown. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  17. ^ Phenicie, Courtney. "The Hunna Will Capture Your Heart". CincyMusic.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "SiriusXM, Live Nation Present Alt Nation's Advanced Placement Tour With The Shelters, The Hunna, Night Riots". All Access. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "HUNNA". Retrieved 2016-10-13.