Johnny Hunter – ‘Frustration’

Australian post-punk sensation Johnny Hunter releases new single, ‘Frustration’

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Australian post-punk quintet Johnny Hunter is making its mark on the UK music scene after relocating permanently from Australia. With their unique sound often described as “Nick Cave on Speed,” the band has released their latest single ‘Frustration,’ out now via One Love.

Produced by Canadian producer Jesse F. Keeler (of Death From Above and MSTRKRFT), ‘Frustration’ is a synth-laden, pop-infused anthem that channels the energy of 80s post-punk with a modern twist. Lead singer Nick Hutt’s baritone howls, combined with the band’s poetic and politically charged lyrics, create a sound reminiscent of icons like Joy Division and Morrissey, yet uniquely their own.

Of the single, lead singer Nick Hutt said:

“I worked at a pub that had a piano. I would have about an hour of spare time a day before I had to open and wrote the verse lyrics then and there. Wrote a few songs on that piano…cheers BVH. Chorus lyrics came to me when I was running up a massive hill and I was trying not to give up. Xander (guitarist) came to the studio with the bassline and I sang over it. Dakota put his rat magic upon it, Mason guitars and Gerry drums, then we sent it off to Jesse from Death From Above 1979 and MSTRKRFT who turned up the BPM, invited a gospel keys mastermind to help with the chord phrasing in the bridge and made it into the heater you hear today.”

‘Frustration’ is available on all streaming platforms now. Stay tuned for more electrifying music from Johnny Hunter as they continue their musical journey in the UK.

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