The Hunna at the Roundhouse
Recording a live performance, The Hunna, hit the stage of the Roundhouse with everything in their arsenal. Their crunching rock and catchy pop melodies ignited an energy that only pop-punk can really achieve.
With the 100-emoji printed on their drum set, the evening started with a roll call. As the drummer broke into a solo, each member of the band came onto the stage, picked up their instrument and slipped into Never Enough. Instantly, the evening was inaugurated with The Hunna’s brand of pop-rock, and the Roundhouse could not fight the urge to sing along and dance. Post-hardcore breakdowns and pop-punk riffs galore, the rockers played songs You and Me and World Is Ours and spun the audience into a furore. On stage, the energy was high-octane from start to finish, and the Hertfordshire four-piece’s vigour did nothing but incense the crowd even more.
Overall, the band’s performance was not up to par. It’s sort of a given for groups like this; on a studio album the production is high, the singer’s voice is clear, but that isn’t entirely what you want when performing for an audience. When a pop-punk band is playing live, energy is almost equal to quality. Throughout most of their set there was an impenetrable wall of sound, and it was almost impossible to hear what the singer was saying through every bum-note and squeal. For fans of The Hunna, this wasn’t a problem; the crowd loved the high distortion, and the four-piece captured the rowdy essence of their music. It’s just a shame that with all that energy, they didn’t reach any kind of creative or spectacular height. Sure, it could be said that their enthusiasm and cool attitude is enough, but when they’re playing music that’s pretty unoriginal, it’s really hard to be comfortable with their deficiencies.
Photos: Mike Garnell
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