Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Tags

Folk pop


band members

Brad Ellis, Matt Dixon, Tyler Campbell, Olaf Scott, Jarrad Brown


Bio

Pop-folk sentiments weave through singular vocal melodies, stories found of life, love and loss. Swirling guitars and sonic tones from a pedal steel help tell the story. Recent recordings began in October 2019, recording at Sauna Studios in Collingwood. Engineer and producer Robert Muinos (Julia Jacklin, Nat Vazer) created a small studio space above a vintage guitar shop to house the band. It was here where the group and Muinos worked to craft new songs with a strong contemporary soundscape. The band first formed in 2016 by Melbourne singer -songwriter Bradley Ellis, leaving his role as a youth worker in inner city Melbourne to pursue his love for songwriting.
In 2016, Ellis began working with engineer Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Big Scary) on a number of songs at Newmarket Studios.
Current releases include, Bluestone Lane EP (2017) , The Hunter Express Self-titled Album(2018) , Should Have Come On Sunday Album (2019) and 2020 Single, There Was Love.
Their 2019 album release, Should Have Come On Sunday, moved the band from strength to strength, growing audiences, streams and playing festivals such as 2020 St Kilda Festival.
Singles, “Bad Line” and "Weekdays and Weekends" received plays across community radio, RAGE, and triple J.
The album was placed in RRR’s weekly edition of ‘Soundscape’ and feature record on AIR (Australian Independent Record).

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

it's so wonderfully languid and intimate. it feels like the quieter track on a big scary album or something like that.

it's so wonderfully languid and intimate. it feels like the quieter track on a big scary album or something like that.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Everything looks better in slow-mo so it stands to reason that everything will sound better at that speed too. This Hunter Express track confirms it with the mood staying low down and strands of emotion spooling delicately off the vocal.

Everything looks better in slow-mo so it stands to reason that everything will sound better at that speed too. This Hunter Express track confirms it with the mood staying low down and strands of emotion spooling delicately off the vocal.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

Yep! This fits right like your favourite leather jacket; worn and familiar.

Yep! This fits right like your favourite leather jacket; worn and familiar.