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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The release serves as a companion to The Floor

Image: Sam Horton.

Dynamic Sydney-based post-punk rockers Johnny Hunter are keeping the hits coming with their new single, Life. The second taste of new music from the four-piece, the song serves as a companion release to The Floor, with the two tracks offering up differing sides to the band, both sonically and conceptually.

Continuing their collaboration with engineer Adam Greenspan (IDLES, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Jack Moffitt (The Preatures), the impassioned release introduces a more synth-based approach to the groups signature sonics, shifting from the menacing tone presented on The Floor. Conceptually, the track is a call to change, searching for salvation and a brighter side to life.

Speaking of the release, frontman Nick Hutt shares: "To find life is to find happiness, it is the ultimate end and purpose of our existence. Life is not found in the darkness of the night, nor is it found in selfish ideals. It lies in the balance of the new day and how we approach our imperfections to bring balance to ourselves. The answer to The Floor, an ultimatum proposed to the self, to change or die, to sink or swim. The sun is shining, it's time for change, appreciate what you have, know who you are and lose yourself in Life. Inspired by the moral dilemma I faced pulling beers for alcoholics to sustain a week to week pay cheque that was almost always whimsically spent on alcohol for myself. These people were dying right in front of my eyes (some did die) and I was joining them.”

Having signed to Cooking Vinyl Australia earlier this year, the four-piece made their return with The Floor, which arrived alongside a dramatic visual, directed by Dakota Fisher. The bands debut EP Early Trauma introduced listeners to their avant-garde approach to post-punk,

Life is out now! Listen to the song below.


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