If ‘Life’ proves anything, it’s that some semblance of brightness and salvation can work its way through the most downtrodden of times. For Johnny Hunter, they’ve managed to keep their focus and creative drive in check over the last year and a half, even when global circumstances took them way out of their comfort zone.
Releasing their debut EP Early Trauma in 2020 to critical acclaim and praise nationwide, Johnny Hunter’s ambition and passion for music simply galvanised and their attention became more focused than ever on new material.
Their signing to Cooking Vinyl Australia in 2021 was an early sign that the band was well into the next stage of their evolution and now with two arresting and dynamic releases under their belt for the year, Johnny Hunter’s sonic identity continues to thrive.
PRAISE FOR JOHNNY HUNTER
“How ‘bout these Shakespeares of the inner west managing to get ‘et tu brutus’ into a chorus?! invigorating and seismic stuff from one of the best live bands around right now.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘The Floor’)
Triple J, Joe Khan (‘The Floor’)
“…a dark, guitar-heavy jam that goes deep into the realms of introspection.”
The Music (‘The Floor’)
“Theatrical, gothic, effervescent and with just a hint of malevolence, this is a band that slaps on some makeup and puts on a show – visual and aural pummelling that is thoroughly entertaining and absolutely cathartic. Johnny Hunter is not a person, it’s a phenomena.”
“…a collection of theatrical, propulsive post-punk gems influenced by stalwarts like Joy Division and Sonic Youth along with contemporaries like Royal Headache.”
“Rocking what could best be described as a post-glam-rock aesthetic, Johnny Hunter are much more of an experience than they are a band.”
I OH YOU
“A listen to Johnny Hunter’s music will reveal punkish stories of heartbreak, overconfidence, and millennial masculinity.”
“…Johnny Hunter are a powerhouse of the music industry.”