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.
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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