If you’re even somewhat involved in the indie music scene there is no doubt you’d have heard of The Hunna. With their Facebook ads popping up everywhere they claim you’ll like them whether you’re a fan of The 1975, You me at Six or even Adele. It’s no wonder the Hertfordshire born band blew up like a bonfire. From playing small local venues to selling out a UK tour within the space of a year and after having released their first album only in August, it’s fair to say their success is impressive and after seeing them live you will understand why.
|The Hunna. Manchester Acdemy 2. |The night started with support from indie bands The Night Café and Blaenavon before The Hunna erupted onto the stage. Although the crowd seemed young there is no doubt they were energetic. With mosh pits filling the floor and everyone knowing the words to every Song for the entirety of the show there was never a dull moment. Starting with one of their most popular songs ‘We Could Be’ the indie rock band quickly showed they had the talent and passion to support their quick rise to fame. The energy every member of the band put into each song and the stage presence as a whole made for a show that was nothing less than exciting. Even once it got to the time in their set to ‘slow things down’ there was a sea of girls on each others shoulders while everyone waved the flashlights on their phones along to the song.
They appear to have a young yet dedicated fanbase and it’s understandable why due to their catchy songs and obsession with internet memes such as when they introduced their guitarist as ‘Damn Daniel’ and said ‘Manchester let’s get LIT’ five time during their set.
They continued to rock the crowd playing all their most popular songs including ‘Shes casual’ ‘World Is Ours’ and ‘You and Me’ which seemed to be a particular with the audience who in between songs continuously shouted the ever famous ‘Manchester la la la’ chant. The Hunna completed their set with a favourite amongst the crowd called ‘Bonfire’. After exiting the stage the crowd roared and screamed until the band reappeared to play another three songs.
Overall The Hunna put on an unbelievably exciting and energetic set and they are definitely a band to look out for.