News: Sydney’s new wave post punk maestros Johnny Hunter announce national Australian tour in July following debut album release.

Feature Photograph: Tom Wilkinson

Glad tidings for those of us who love a little dramatic new wave post punk splendour: Sydney’s epic Johnny Hunter have announced a national Australian tour ahead of the release of their much anticipated debut album ‘Want’ via Cooking Vinyl Australia. And it truly is a national tour which even includes remote island capital Hobart on the list.

Details of the itinerary can be found below, with tickets available here. And there was much rejoicing.

‘Want’ is going to be something very special indeed, with a number of brilliant singles already released over the past year. Singer Nick Hutt says of the album:

Every song is a challenge we faced as a band and as individuals in realising who Johnny Hunter is and ultimately who we truly are.

Produced by Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and mixed by critically acclaimed engineer Adam Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), ‘Want’ reimagines the sound of new wave and new romantics for the 21st century, fusing them into a surging 10-tracks that are as poetic as they are anthemic; as ferocious as they are vulnerable.

You can pre-order the album here.

Johnny Hunter Australian tour:

Friday 1 July – Vinnies Dive, Gold Coast
Saturday 2 July – The Brightside, Brisbane
Thursday 7 July – The Gal, Newcastle
Friday 8 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 9 July – Uni Bar, Wollongong
Friday 15 July – Jive, Adelaide
Saturday 16 July – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 23 July – The Sewing Room, Perth
Friday 29 July – Republic Bar, Hobart

In the meantime, here’s some delightful ‘Dreams’:

Feature Photograph: Tom Wilkinson

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