“Huntly make the personal both political and powerful, asserting themselves not only as dynamic producers, but people with vital things to say.” – STACK
“A masterful blend of cavernous electronica and intimate pop” – Apple Music
“Huntly’s unofficial tagline “doof you can cry to” is apt but deceptively reductionist. On their debut LP, the Melbourne trio find space to expand and refine their emotional and aural palettes.”– The Music, 4 STARS
“Basted in polished, abstract production, it is at times akin to international heavy-hitters Frank Ocean and FKA Twigs (or HABITS or The Harpoons, closer to home).” – The Big Issue
“Wiggle, a delightfully upbeat and club-friendly number could easily be among last year’s best.” – Pilerats
“Their upcoming debut album, exists in continuum with the many artists who’ve spent the past decade putting an artful spin on mainstream pop, but it’s also operating on a twee wavelength that wouldn’t be totally out of place on K Records.” – Stereogum
Melbourne trio Huntly today announce their signing to US Label House Arrest who have re-released their debut album Low Grade Buzz in North America. The group has also shared the video for their single‘Giving Circle’ via Ghettoblaster Magazine.
As Huntly note: “Giving Circle is about the mess left in the aftermath of a break up. The moments you look around your friendship group and want to extricate yourself from the whole scene because everything has changed and it’s all too painful.”
Since the album’s Australian release Low Grade Buzz has garnered significant critical acclaim being named 3RRR’s album of the week and receiving incredible reviews at home and abroad. After a packed set at Sydney’s Golden Age Theatre, the trio will continue their tour this Thursday with a very special album launch at the Northcote Social Club (details below).
Beyond the music they are making, Huntly are dedicated to fostering inclusive and transformative spaces through music. Elly (singer) is a key-member of the influential and inspiring LISTEN collective which promotes the visibility and experiences of women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+ and POC within Australian music. The making of ‘Giving Circle’ clip really reflects that. Directed by Dylan Corbett, the video features a choir, improvised performance and spontaneous dancing. As Elly explains, “creating a collective space for Andy, Charlie and I to play this song in – to have that group of people sing those lines and move their bodies together with us – it was a sincere kind of subversion of the social displacement that I wrote the song about.”
The Huntly choir are not only great singers, but some of Huntly’s closest friends; partners; and inspiring people from around Melbourne’s arts communities. Director Corbett noted; “For me, a choir is the perfect metaphor for the way Huntly brings people together. I wanted to honour the space their music creates, the expression, the connection and the love.”
Huntly have a reputation for being one of Australia’s most dynamic and exciting underground artists. AsStereogum described their sound – “Consider it the midpoint between Wet and the Blow.”Low Grade Buzzmarries intimate songwriting with forward-thinking dance music. Huntly make radical pop songs which emphasise the coexistence of the personal and political, where moving and feeling are symbiotic.
HUNTLY HEADLINE DATES
Thursday 9 May
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Tickets here