THE HUNNA | 04.04.2019 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

THE HUNNA | 04.04.2019 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Hunna – 4th April 2019 – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

In my last review of The Hunna I told of how I’d been blown away from the very first time I’d seen them by the strength of their fan base and tonight just reinforced that. These current dates are the rescheduled ones from then having to take time out due to taking legal action with old management. A lesser band could have lost the momentum they were gathering but not Hunna and after a brief thank you from Ryan for sticking with them the opening number We Could Be is met with a full O2 in unison screaming the lyrics at the band so hard I swear I could feel the sound on the back of my head as I took photos. Fever keeps the tempo ticking along at a nice rate but it’s the HUGE Still Got Blood dropped in early that’s got the goosebumps raised as high as the fists in the air!!

The Hunna - 4th April 2019 - Newcastle O2 Academy
The Hunna – 4th April 2019 – Newcastle O2 Academy

There’s almost a feeling of relief from the band as they finish each song to ecstatic response as if they really weren’t sure if their short time away had done damage. The few times that the “situation” was mentioned it wasn’t done in any kind of smug manner but again in a thank you for believing in the band to the fans

Title track and Flickin’ Your Hair from the Dare album had the place absolutely jumping. There’s also an airing of new material too but like the first time I saw them when they had nothing released the kids knew the songs start to finish and relished every note. Y.D.W.I.W.M is angry rock ‘n’ roll anthem that I can see becoming a highlight of every live set with little touches of Rage Against The Machine tucked away in there

She’s Casual and Bonfire see the main set out and I can’t help smiling happily that the band have come through this tough episode and appear stronger for it. After a two-song encore, the guys headed straight to the merch desk to meet, hug and once again thank those fans who’ve made it worth the fight!

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THE HUNNA – January 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy – REVIEW and PHOTOS

THE HUNNA – January 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy – REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Hunna – 8th January 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy

Since May 2016 I’ve watched this band climb up the Newcastle venue ranks, from Think Tank, O2 Academy 2, the Boiler Shop (as part of Hit The North festival) and to the Riverside. The crowd growing bigger and bigger with each gig, culminating in tonights’ main hall Academy O2 sellout show.

The band had posted earlier in the day that they had the last 27 tickets and a lot of the time this kind of publicity is just that, publicity to create interest but not with this show. Both main room and balcony were absolutely rammed and had been from the first of the three band bill. The Hunna come out and the crowd treat them like returning heroes throughout the show.

The Hunna - 8th January 2018 - Newcastle O2 Academy
The Hunna – 8th January 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy

They look and sound great backed up with a great stage production. As well as the already known tunes the new songs from the upcoming album are blistering and the fans react as if they are old favourites. And it’s this fan base that is heart and soul of the band, the first time I saw them the kids knew the words to every song even though they hadn’t released them yet. This crowd were ten times bigger but just as fervent. It’s going to be interesting to watch the next eighteen months, having seen their rise in the previous!

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

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THE HUNNA – April 2017 – Hit The North festival Newcastle Boiler Shop – PHOTO FEATURE

THE HUNNA – April 2017 – Hit The North festival Newcastle Boiler Shop – PHOTO FEATURE

The Hunna April 2017, Hit The North festival Newcastle Boiler Shop

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

Another fast growing band selling out bigger and bigger venues up and down the UK. The first time I saw these I was instantly impressed by the fact they had no record out yet but the kids in the crowd knew every word they sang and weren’t shy about screaming them! Tonight they were on before Nothing But Thieves but that didn’t stop them playing like arena headliners.

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