2020 has never been a more important or relevant time for Sydney’s Johnny Hunter to be releasing music. With the current environment fraught with instabilities and social unknowns, the four-piece are releasing music that comes grounded in rich and honest messaging with sounds that soar and captivate.
The band, who are preparing the release of their EP Early Trauma, are giving fans and newcomers alike another taste of this huge debut offering in the hectic new single, ‘Hollow Man’.
Built on a strong foundation of guitar driven melody and sharp percussion, ‘Hollow Man’ proves to be another Johnny Hunter masterclass in examining light and dark, both sides of the emotional coin. The chaos of the song, tightly bound, is expressed with the vibrancy and urgency Johnny Hunter vocalist Nick Hutt lays on each song he throws himself into. Clocking in at just over three minutes, ‘Hollow Man’ is lightning captured on record. “Hollow Man’ is a commentary on the moral hypocrisy we face as natural born hedonists. As virtue is put aside in the name of personal gratification, to aid our egos we become the same in our quest for acceptance and in doing so, lose who we truly are – eventually becoming hollow men.” Johnny Hunter
2020 has already seen Johnny Hunter unleash impressive music with the release of single ‘Try As You May’ earlier this year. Following it up with ‘Hollow Man’ and then Early Trauma in August, the full picture of Johnny Hunter as a dynamic performance and creative unit is revealing itself at great pace.
Johnny Hunter have earned themselves much praise throughout the industry over the last 18 months off the back of an enigmatic and raw stage presence, music that sounds fresh and contemporary as it does a whisper of an era that spawned some of post-punk’s luminaries. Having earned their stripes at headline dates around Australia, supporting the likes of The Saboteurs, Kirin J Callinan and City Calm Down, as well as appearing at the likes of BIGSOUND, Yours and Owls and Mountain Sounds, Johnny Hunter proved quite early on that they’re most definitely here to stay.
PRAISE FOR JOHNNY HUNTER
“When routine bites hard and ambitions are low, Johnny Hunter come through with the lifted modern post-punk anthem to get you lifted out the malaise.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“What an absolute dream scenario.”
Double J, Zan Rowe
“Like something out of a John Hughes film, Johnny Hunter deliver another dark yet triumphant 80s synth jam.”
Triple J, Nick Findlay
“A listen to Johnny Hunter’s music will reveal punkish stories of heartbreak, overconfidence, and millennial masculinity.”
“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