The Hunna – Dare Review
The Hunna burst on to the scene with their incredible live performances and an outstanding debut album ‘100’, which was released in 2016. Some of you may have caught them at Winterfest 2016 when they were so good the fire alarm went off once they had finished. Just to clarify, this wasn’t their fault and at least the turned up unlike a certain US global superstar…
What next for The Hunna? Their new single ‘Dare’ picks up exactly where they left off. Dare is a 3 and a half minute long indie-pop racket riddled with emotion and energy. When lead singer Valentino screams ‘I fucking dare you’ you can easily imagine thousands of adoring fans screaming back from a sweaty moshpit. Dare is a catchy single which follows The Hunna’s mantra of uncomplicated yet fun; I’m sure it will sound like a whirlwind when played live.
Their second album also named ‘Dare’ is due out on 25th May, perfectly timed before the summer festivals arrive. If their latest single is anything to go by, we’re in for much of the same. But this is no bad thing. Many indie bands over the years have been inclined to dramatically changed for second for their second album with varying success. The Hunna have found success with sing-a-long indie anthems such as ‘Bonfire’ and ‘She’s Casual’, so there perhaps there is no need for a dramatic change in sound. But who knows, they might try something a bit more dare-ing for their second album (get it).
In March 2016, The Hunna played The Sugarmill in Stoke. I instantly became a fan and thought they had a bright future ahead of them. Some of the dates in their upcoming January tour have already sold out but you can still try to get tickets here: https://hightime.io/collections/uk-january-tour.
For fans of: Sundara Karma, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves.