Johnny Hunter have released their latest single 1995 and revealed the brand new music video to go alongside the track.
Produced by Dylan Adams, who has previously worked with the likes of West Thebarton, DMA’s and Skeggs, the track serves as the band’s open letter to both the critics and counterparts of their generation.
“1995 is a grandiose anthem of pub-born irony and double-thought observations on the millennial condition,” said the band. ”Narcissism and self loathing, abundance of knowledge and a lack of concern, the desire to be something great and a disdain for trying too hard,” they continued.
”Fast, fun, but ultimately bleak in its appraisal of the confusion and simulacrum-oriented living in which we find ourselves, the songs as much of an excuse to kick it out and jump around as it is a raised eyebrow to where we will all end up when the dust settles,” concluded Johnny Hunter.
The group consist of Nick Hutt on vocals, Ben Wilson on guitar, Xander Burgess on guitar, Nick Cerone playing the bass and is rounded off by Gerry Thompson on drums. As offspring of the baby-boomer generation – it’s only natural that the grit and bravado of a golden era settles into the band’s foundations.
However, Johnny Hunter are no revival band. Glam-pop theatrics are delivered with a metallic, post-punk sheen and an unwavering gaze – taking the all-consuming, rock n roll charm of The New York Dolls, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Iggy Pop, and meshing them with The Church and Wire’s songwriting grace.
The band casts one eye firmly toward luminaries of pop’s past and present for inspiration – citing pivotal influences from Bowie to Lorde. The other looks toward contemporaries fighting to bring life to local stages – Body Type, Shining Bird, DEN and good mates Triple One.
Debut single One of a Kind gained airplay across triple j and FBi Radio – while Johnny Hunter have emerged as an energetic live act. In their short-time, this has allowed them to share stages alongside Woodes, Joyride, The Orwells, City Calm Down and Polish Club, as well as recently selling out a headline show at The Lansdowne, and an upcoming slot at Yours & Owls Festival this September.