HE HU’s unique style and traditional edge make them natural ambassadors for Mongolian culture.” – GQ
“THE HU is the real deal. Don’t sleep on this!” – Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach)
“I’m crazy about a Mongolian band called THE HU. They are just the greatest thing I’ve heard in a long time. My band of the year!” – Elton John (Beats 1 Rocket Hour)
Mongolia’s biggest rock band, The HU, have just dropped a beautiful new acoustic video for SHIREG SHIREG.
The enchanting video for SHIREG SHIREG shows behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio, offering fans a real insight into their recording process. It also gives a closer look at their gorgeous traditional instruments and a glimpse of their live show, something we all miss right now!
The SHIREG SHIREG video is the newest teaser for their upcoming deluxe version of ‘The Gereg’, out on July 10. Also on the album are fantastic collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From Ashes To New) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm). The original version has sold 130k copies globally thus far.
Last weekend saw The HU play their homecoming show after their sold out world tour, performing at White Rock Centre in Ulaanbaatar in aid of the Mongolian Covid-19 relief. The concert was aired on TV in Mongolia raising 53 million MNT (approx. $19K), and made available to a global audience through streaming on Facebook and YouTube, raising $5K and counting.
‘THE GEREG’ Deluxe edition is out on July 10, 2020 and will be available in CD, double vinyl and Digital formats. This version includes 3 of their tracks, re-made with special featured artists.
The video for Song of Women” features Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. Lzzy’s performance with the band was filmed prior to the coronavirus quarantine. “I’m so thankful to THE HU for welcoming me, my words and my melody into this song,” says Hale. “I can count on less than one hand the number of times where a project has changed the course of my spirit and renewed my faith in humanity. This was one of those projects. I’m still levitating.” May is a month filled with events honouring women including Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Week from May 12 to 18 so the band felt it important to release the song in May.
The band is involved in the film THE RETALIATORS, a high-octane horror-thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special guest appearances by some of rock music’s biggest names. THE HU band members play a small part in the movie and contributed Wolf Totem featuring Jacoby Shaddix of PAPA ROACH to the soundtrack.
THE HU has been making waves across the globe with sold-out shows and festival appearances presenting their signature brand of “hunnu rock” –a one-of-a-kind mixture of Western rock music combined with traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing in their native language.
The band has achieved wide critical acclaim and appeared on many 2019 year-end best-of lists. Loudwire listed ‘THE GEREG‘ among its Top Albums of 2019 and Revolver Magazine listed the band’s video Great Chinggis Khaan among the year’s Top 10. In the UK, ‘THE GEREG‘ placed among Top Albums of 2019 in Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines.
Pre-order you copy of THE GEREG Deluxe Edition Here.
THE HU stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring their original style of music that they call “Hunnu Rock.” The band pull Inspiration from the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire better known as The Huns in western culture. Their music is deeply embedded with their ancient culture, even integrating old Mongolian war cries and poetry into their lyrics.
The group was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with band members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in classical music and have gained several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
THE HU is: Gala: Lead Throat Singer and Morin Khuur, Enkush: Lead Morin Khuur and Throat Singer, Jaya: Jaw Harp, Tsuur, Flute, and Throat Singer, Temka: Tovshuur
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