Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Influences

Joy Division, The Smiths, Lorde, Sonic Youth, Siouxsie and the Banshees


Website

Bio

Johnny Hunter is equal parts unfiltered anarchy and cabaret. Matching high energy musicality with stagemanship that charms a crowd with ease, the band is a beast all its own as a performance unit. Individualistic and unashamedly fearless in their delivery, Johnny Hunter revels in each quirk, dark twist of eyeliner, slick back of a mullet and moan of a vocal.

As a group, they offer up a mirror to the changing times we live in through their music. In 2018’s ‘One Of A Kind’, ‘1995’, ‘Cult Classic’, and then 2019’s ‘Ashamed’ and ‘Pain & Joy’, the band demonstrates a raw response to navigating a world that is becoming more unhinged than ever. An unapologetic love for fiery, gut-punching punk energy, as well as pop songwriting to break a heart forms the foundation of their body of work, one that is still ever-changing as the band prepares for the release of their debut EP this year.

Named as one of Double J’s best on ground acts at BIGSOUND, the band has become a fast favourite around the country from sharing stages with artists including Jack White, Press Club, City Calm Down, and Kirin J Callinan.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

14 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

Another brilliant cut from Johnny Hunter. Happy Early Trauma EP release day to you legends!

Another brilliant cut from Johnny Hunter. Happy Early Trauma EP release day to you legends!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

i'm going to surprise absolutely no one by saying that i really dig this new cut from the ep and think that everyone needs to hear you guys. i like that this combines those big backup vocals with melodies that sound a little different for johnny hunter.

i'm going to surprise absolutely no one by saying that i really dig this new cut from the ep and think that everyone needs to hear you guys. i like that this combines those big backup vocals with melodies that sound a little different for johnny hunter.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Is it a Johnny Hunter song if the gang vocals and Nick's emphatic message don't feel like a hair-raising call to the wild? Put this on and kick start a new journey; a physical, mental, or emotional one - it could be any or all with this band.

Is it a Johnny Hunter song if the gang vocals and Nick's emphatic message don't feel like a hair-raising call to the wild? Put this on and kick start a new journey; a physical, mental, or emotional one - it could be any or all with this band.