The Hunna are an English rock band from Hertfordshire in England formed in 2015. The band members are singer/guitarist Ryan Potter, lead guitarist Dan Dorney, bassist Jermaine Angin and drummer Jack Metcalfe. The band takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, including bands like Kings Of Leon, Foals and Queen.
Formation and early beginnings
Members Dan and Ryan met while attending the same college. Dan and Jermaine had known each other for several years and learned to play guitar together. Eventually, they met Jack and the four later formed the band together. According to the band, the name comes from using the slang term "'hunna' in everyday language with each other... We put 'the' in front and landed on 'The Hunna'. The name is also what we are really all about, we give 100% in our music and in our daily lives." They also cite a major hip-hop influence for the band name. They released their first single "Bonfire" in October 2015.
In the beginning of 2016, they released their second single "We Could Be." The Hunna performed at Reading and Leeds Festival and Dot-to-Dot Festival and performed on the BBC Introducing Stage in Summer 2016. In August 2016, The Hunna released their sixteen-track debut album 100, produced by Tim Larcombe and Duncan Mills. The album debuted at #3 on the UK Indie Chart, and #13 on the Official UK Album Chart. In the United States, it peaked at #36 on the Heat Seekers chart. The album's lead single, "You and Me" made it to U.S alternative radio including Sirius XM Alt Nation, Music Choice and peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Alternative Songs. The Hunna toured with Jimmy Eat World in the fall of 2016. They headlined Alt Nation's Advanced Placement tour in late 2016 with Night Riots and The Shelters.
The Hunna were set to headline the Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival following a headline '100' album tour in the UK in January 2017.
The Hunna were on the line-up for Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London on 1st July 2017.