The Hunters (band)

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The Hunters
The Hunters live August 2, 2012.jpg
The Hunters performing at EXO Fest on August 2, 2012 in Quebec City
Background information
Also known as Les Chasseurs
Origin Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Genres Punk rock
Alternative rock
Ska punk (earlier)
Years active 2006 – 2016
Labels Stomp Records (Canada)
Black Numbers[1] (United States)
Flix Records (Europe)
Associated acts Caravane (formerly Mariage)
Dominic Pelletier
The Sainte Catherines, Miracles
Website thehuntersmusic.com
Members Dominic Pelletier
Raphaël Potvin
William Duguay-Drouin
Past members Alexandre Hébert-Vincent
Danahé Rousseau-Côté

The Hunters are a Canadian punk rock band from Quebec City.[2] Since their formation in 2006, The Hunters have toured extensively in Canada, as well as the US East Coast and Europe.

History[edit]

Their first full-length, Dissent Lasts..., has been released independently in 2008.

In June 2010, Alexandre Hébert-Vincent was replaced by Danahé Rousseau-Côté on the guitar.

On March 8, 2012, Stomp Records announced they were adding the band to their roster and releasing the second album, Promises, on April 17.[3]

The music video for the first single off Promises, "Van Party Forever" was released on June 5 and features the band playing with The Sainte Catherines during their farewell tour.

The foursome toured and promoted their latest album in the United States in November and December 2012. They played their 300th show in September, just before their performance at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida on October 26.[4]

The second music video, "Faux-Fire, Faux-Gold",[5] consists of footage of the band during the trip to The Fest and the car ride back to dodge Hurricane Sandy.[6]

A documentary webseries about Promises promotional tour was released in January 2013.[7] Titled Driving on Promises, the ten episodes cover the whole tour through Quebec and Ontario. It is based on their roadie's log book.[8]

The foursome toured Europe in February and March 2013, more precisely through Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Switzerland.[9]

They started recording their third studio album on June 18, 2013 with Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago, Illinois.[10] The title, Art Electric, has been revealed on the Indiegogo funding page mid-June.[11]

Members[edit]

Past Members[edit]

  • Danahé Rousseau-Côté (Guitar)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Dissent Lasts... (Self-released, 2008)
  • Promises (Stomp Records, 2012)
  • Art Electric (Stomp Records/Black Numbers/Flix Records, 2013)

EPs[edit]

  • Split with Miracles (L'Écurie, 2013)[12]

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Sing Out!" (2010)
  • "Van Party Forever" (2012)
  • "Faux-Fire, Faux-Gold" (2012)

Documentary[edit]

  • "Driving on Promises" (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hunters Join Black Numbers Roster!". Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ "The Hunters on QuebecPunkScene.net". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Hunters". Stomp Records. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Fest 11 : Gainesville : Oct 26,27,28 : Schedule". Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  5. ^ Sacha Roy. "The Hunters - Faux-Fire, Faux-Gold [Official Music Video]". YouTube. 
  6. ^ Hugo Royer. "The Fest 11. Jour 5. Hertz et 7-Eleven". The Hunters. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Driving on Promises (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  8. ^ The Hunters (2013-01-11). "Driving on Promises". The Hunters. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  9. ^ The Hunters. "We Will Have Fun in Europe Soon". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  10. ^ The Hunters. "Starting Day 2!". Instagram. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  11. ^ The Hunters. "The Hunters NEW Album". Indiegogo. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  12. ^ "Miracles/The Hunters 7" Split". 

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