Sydney’s Johnny Hunter proves to be wasting no time in doling out passionate and hard hitting music in these early moments of 2022.
Coming off the back of January’s Cry Like A Man, the four piece are back with new single Endless Days: a vibrant cut from the band’s forthcoming debut album that hurtles by, buoyed by a rich blend of guitars, percussion and rhythm.
Endless Days speaks to the blissfully chaotic elements of the broader Johnny Hunter project; a way to show fans and newcomers alike how the band has refined their musicality and the balance between dark and theatrical post-punk, and the New Wave-leaning influences that have made them such a unique group in recent years.
Vocalist and songwriter Nick Hutt is the first to admit that a song like Endless Days is a direct ode to happiness and the freewheeling, carefree energy that we only experience in its purest form, in youth. Listeners can hear the freedom in the blend of guitars and crashing drums, the way Hutt’s vocals yearn and soar.
Influenced by the music of artists like David Bowie and The Smiths, Endless Days took lyrical inspiration from Hutt’s move back to Sydney, written in the back of guitarist Xander Burgess‘ ‘family Volvo on the way to a gig we were playing to about 10 people’. Recorded at The Parliament Studios in Leichhardt, Endless Days was produced by Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and mixed by Atom Greenspan (IDLES, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
“An ode to the happiness one can experience in the naivety of youth. Blissfully unaware of turmoils, a lifetime was lived within a second, Romance was born, friendships eternal and days were endless.” – Nick Hutt – Johnny Hunter
2022 is positioned to be Johnny Hunter’s biggest year yet. Following on from a stellar year in 2021 which saw the band perform numerous sold out shows including Sydney’s Lansdowne, Melbourne’s Cherry Bar and Brisbane’s O’Skulligans, not to mention moving the dial internationally and in the fashion world, with Australian label Zimmerman featuring their music during their runway AW21 campaign.
The work has continued behind the scenes for the band, as the music has solidified the central Johnny Hunter musical vision: passionate and urgent in its delivery, relentless and driving with its intent.
This March, Johnny Hunter will perform two special residencies in Sydney and Melbourne, calling the Botany View Hotel and Old Bar home throughout the month. Supported by a slew of fantastic support artists, it’s the perfect opportunity for the band and fans to reconnect ahead of the release of what’s standing out as being an important Australian new music release this side of 2022.
“As the general life of the live entertainment industry has been sucked dry and left for dead in the wake of COVID we thought it was fitting to return to the pub circuit where it all started for us, in an effort to reinvigorate the culture and breathe some life back into our old haunts.” – Johnny Hunter
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