It seems to happen when we least expect it. We spend hours sifting through music in dozens of different avenues, from SoundCloud, to email submissions, to random tweets from artists, and so on. We find tunes that we enjoy on a daily basis, casually putting them in our list for possible posts to happen in the following week. Every once in a while, though, maybe twice a year, we come across something that leaves us with a cartoonishly gaping jaw and trembling fingers, giving us the instantaneous urge to write it up. Ninjas and ninjettes, that’s exactly what we have here today.

The Hunna are a Hertfordshire four-piece consisting of Ryan (Vocals/Guitar), Dan (Lead Guitar), Jermaine (Bass) and Jack (Drums). This is more than likely the first time you’ve heard of them, given the fact that “Bonfire” and “She’s Casual” only came out two days ago. Upon pressing play, you’ll quickly realize this is a name that you’ll soon hear a lot more of in the near future.

First up in this two-track collection is “Bonfire,” which was produced by Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey, Halsey) and mixed by Dan Grech (Wolf Alice, Circa Waves). It’s frenetic, yet extremely polished, carrying the heft of a band that’s been writing songs for decades. Drenched in anthemic nature, it immediately insights the need to start singing along, which is incredibly rare for a debut release.

The B-side to this tune is “She’s Casual,” dials back the intensity a bit, showcasing an impressive lyrical ability and cadence that lures listeners in within seconds. The track then switches back and forth effortlessly, showcasing larger-than-life crescendos and calming breaks rife with playful hums paired with a steady kick.

With a debut release as impressive as these, we have to imagine that the live show is equally as impressive. Check out their tour schedule below the players, and pick up some tickets ASAP.

’She’s Casual’

TOUR DATES (supporting Coasts)

October 15th – Cambridge, Junction

October 16th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

October 17th – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2

October 20th – Leeds, The Wardrobe

October 22nd – Manchester, Gorilla

October 24th – Birmingham, Library at The Institute

October 27th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

October 28th – Norwich, Waterfront

October 30th – Brighton, Concorde 2

October 31st – Bristol, The Marble Factory

November 1st – Southampton, Engine Rooms

October 18th – Glasgow, Stereo

October 23rd – Sheffield, Leadmill

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