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Interview with The Hunna

The Hunna

The Hunna

Hertfordshire four-piece The Hunna is causing quite a stir in the music world.

We caught up with the guys following their recent tour with Coasts, and discussed hip hop and rock influences, as well as what it was like working with Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey, Halsey) and Dan Grech (Wolf Alice, Circa Waves).

How did you meet and why did you start making music together?

We’ve all been close friends and brothers for a while now. Daniel Dorney (Bandana Dan) and Ryan Potter (Valentino) met in music college 6 years ago pursuing the goal of making great music. Jack Metcalfe (Insta King) also went to the same college a few years before. Jermaine Angin (The Prince) has known Bandana Dan since primary school and learnt how to play the guitar together since secondary school. There’s always been a connection between us even though we all met at different times in our lives. After our first rehearsal together 2 years ago we all knew that this was something really special and almost like it was meant to be. Our love and appreciation for music is something that we can’t put into words, the feeling that we have when playing together is the reason why we started and why we will continue making music together!

Where did the name The Hunna come from?

We all have a big hip hop / rap influence so it originated from that. We believe in keeping it 1hunna in everything we do.

Describe your sound in three words.

Turn Up Rock.

You worked with Tim Larcombe and Dan Grech on ‘Bonfire’. What was it like working with them?

It was a privilege to work with Tim Larcombe. He understood our vision and got to know us on a personal level really quickly which helped in the work environment and was a big reason why ‘Bonfire’ sounds like it does. We can safely say that Tim is a 1hunna guy and a true professional at what he does. He’s a true Hunna squad member! We admire Dan Grech’s roster and the work that he has produced. He was a pleasure to work with and brought a unique element to the track

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

Kings Of Leon
Foals
Kanye West
Marvin Gaye
Queen
Michael Jackson
Bob Marley
Prince
Drake

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

Rae Sremmurd
Kendrick Lamar
Wiz Khalifa
Yung Simmie
Dr Dre
Led Zeppelin
AC-DC
The Weeknd
Willow and Jaden Smith
Frank Ocean
Chief Keef

Listen to the epic ‘Bonfire’ below:

Sounds like: Coasts, Florence + The Machine

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Worldwide Premiere Of ATON – Falling Apart

ATON - Falling Apart

ATON – Falling Apart

ATON (aka Eitan Akman) is a singer/songwriter in the experimental/alternative pop sub-genre based in Brooklyn, NY.

He cites his inspiration from all genres, including Paul SimonJames Blake and Frank Ocean, which may explain why ‘Falling Apart’ is so complex. Think folk and R&B fused electronica.

After completing a degree in Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music in May 2012, Eitan moved to New York to pursue a career in music.

The project is the combined musical ideas of Eitan and producer Wahono (Oyinda).

‘Falling Apart’ will be released on 10 April.

Sounds like: Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Bon Iver, Oyinda, James Blake

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All We Are – Keep Me Alive

All We Are

All We Are

All We Are is back with the symbolic video for new track ‘Keep Me Alive’.

With trademark funky bass lines and falsetto harmonies, this international trio is definitely keeping the ’70’s vibe alive.

Sounds like: Stealing Sheep, Susanne Sundfør, Be Forest, Amason, Warpaint, Frank Ocean, Metronomy, TV On The Radio, OutKast, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi

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Honne – The Night

Honne

Honne

Honne is soulful electronic duo Andy (on vocals) and James (on production), who met on the first day of University in London.

The band-name Honne is a Japanese word with no Western equivalent for ‘true feelings’. Similar to Banks in their earthy tones and honest lyrics, Honne blends nocturnal R&B with a sensual sadness.

‘The Night’ has partnered the release of ‘All in The Value’ on 24 November 24 via Super Recordings (AlunaGeorge, Bondax). Listen below.

Sounds like: Harts, The Macabees, Frank Ocean, Jams Blake, Hall & Oates, Years & Years, Banks, Jamie Woon, Jamie XX, The Weeknd, SOHN, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Young & Sick – Heartache Fetish

Young & Sick

Young & Sick

There has been a recent change in music direction to more R&B inspired synth pop. Bang on trend (one wouldn’t expect anything less from a fashionista) is Young & Sick; the Los Angeles based music and art project of Dutch Nick Van Hofwegen.

The man is just a bit talented. He has a clothing line and has also created pieces of artwork for bands including Foster The People and Mikky Ekko.

The upbeat and seductive ‘Heartache Fetish’ is layered with soulful grooves and a twinkling chorus. The track is taken from his self-entitled debut album which is out now via Harvest Records.

Sounds like: SOHN, Banks, Years & Years, Two Door Cinema Club, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Night Panther

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All We Are – Feel Safe

All We Are

All We Are

Years and Years include themselves as big fans of the indie funk Liverpool-based trio, All We Are.

Rich, Guro and Luis originate from Norway, Ireland and Brazil and describe themselves as ‘Bee Gees on diazepam’.

‘Feel Safe’ is a smooth synth wave of groovy bass lines and cinematic guitar riffs that will immediately get your hips swaying. Have a watch of the video below:

The track is out via Double Six (Domino Records) and can be purchased on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Stealing Sheep, Be Forest, Amason, Sir Sly, Years & Years, Warpaint, Frank Ocean, Metronomy, TV On The Radio, OutKast, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi

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