Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Influences

Joy Division, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Sonic Youth


Website

Bio

Johnny Hunter are Nick Hutt (vocals), Ben Wilson (guitar), Xander Burgess (guitar), Nick Cerone (bass) and Gerry Thompson (drums). As offspring of the baby-boomer generation - it’s only natural that the grit & bravado of a golden era settles into the band’s foundations. Yet make no mistake, Johnny Hunter are no revival band. Glam-pop theatrics are delivered with a metallic, post-punk sheen and an unwavering gaze - taking the all-consuming, rock n roll charm of The New York Dolls, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Iggy Pop, and meshing them with The Church and Wire's songwriting grace. Unapologetically, the band casts one eye firmly toward luminaries of pop’s past and present for inspiration - citing pivotal influences from Bowie to Lorde. The other looks toward contemporaries fighting to bring life to local stages - Body Type, Shining Bird, DEN and good mates Triple One.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

18 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

The perfect chaser to 1995, while still being a standout on its own. Beat-your-chest energy, with a melodic sensitivity. Sign me up tbh!

The perfect chaser to 1995, while still being a standout on its own. Beat-your-chest energy, with a melodic sensitivity. Sign me up tbh!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Oct 2018

Triple J
45

this song proves again that johnny hunter are the type of band worth jostling to the front for.

this song proves again that johnny hunter are the type of band worth jostling to the front for.

Review

Review by Stephen Goodhew Stephen Goodhew

19 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

the aggression in your vocals, the brute force of the band and a sliiiiightly theatrical vibe make this an absolute winner.

the aggression in your vocals, the brute force of the band and a sliiiiightly theatrical vibe make this an absolute winner.