Words by Damien Russell / Pics courtesy of Warner
On the 23rd of January, the O2 Institute will host The Hunna on their 100 album headline tour – with support from Brighton based, High Tyde. This is The Hunna‘s eighth date of an 11 date UK tour, starting in Edinburgh and ending in London.
Doors will be opening a 19:00 with a 23:00 curfew. A ticket for this show is £15.50 + booking fees – as presented by Kilimanjaro Live. For direct gig info, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here.
As a lover of live music I’m often scrolling through local events and taking a look at who’s on, doing a bit of digging into bands I’ve heard a bit about and generally browsing. It can feel like a rare thing, these days, to come across a group that has the ‘Rock Band’ look and feel… then there’s The Hunna.
The Hunna (sort of) started some time ago with Dan and Jermaine learning to play guitar together. But (officially) it was in 2015 where the addition of Ryan, a college friend, and Jack meant the guys finally had a four piece Rock outfit.
They wasted little time in getting their singles out there, with ‘Bonfire’ coming out in October 2015 and ‘We Could Be’ in early 2016. This was followed by sets at the Reading/Leeds and Dot-to-Dot Festivals, alongside a BBC Introducing set. Although by then they needed little introducing to some. The Hunna rounded off summer by releasing their debut album, 100, in August 2016.
A colloquialism of ‘hundred’, The Hunna say their name ‘reflects giving 100% and being true to ourselves, which we like to think we do in our music’ and their actions so far seem to support it. Fresh off a support tour with Jimmy Eat World, they’re already back on the road touring their 16-track debut.
Plus they look like an old school Rock band, they’ve put an album out five tracks longer than most, and have come straight off a major support tour onto a headline tour of their own, even taking their own support band, High Tyde, with them. On January 23rd Birmingham will get to see exactly what that 100% attitude brings to the O2 Institute stage.
Anybody looking for a sneak preview, I recommend checking out ‘We Could Be’, below:
‘We Could Be’ – The Hunna
The Hunna perform at the O2 Institute on Monday 23rd January, with support from High Tyde – as presented Kilimanjaro Live. For direct gig info and online tickets sales, click here.
For more on The Hunna, visit www.facebook.com/thehunnaband
For more on High Tyde, visit www.wearehightyde.com
For more from the O2 Institute, including full event listing and online ticket sales, visit www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham
For more from Kilimanjaro Live, including full event listing and online ticket sales, visit www.myticket.co.uk