It’s been a few weeks now since we first laid ears on The Hundy Pers’ latest single Not Quite There, but for that entire time, we haven’t stopped listening.
So, fresh off the track’s release, we caught up with the band themselves to chat all about it, the evolution of their sound, and what the future holds.
Hot off the release of their epic new single Not Quite There, we caught up with Cronulla-based outfit The Hundy Pers for a chat.
HAPPY: Hey, how’s it going, what are you up to at the moment?
HUNDY PERS: It’s going great. We’re currently having a beer at the pub, about to head in for a radio interview to talk about our new track Not Quite There.
HAPPY: We’re loving Not Quite There! How does it feel having the track out there in the world?
HUNDY PERS: Thanks! It’s a relief for sure. It’s been a hot minute since our last release and the first since a slight line-up change. I think you can hear the new influence in this track compared to our earlier stuff.
HAPPY: Could you tell us a bit about the song?
HUNDY PERS: The title and chorus are pretty self-explanatory, but on the whole, the song speaks about self-development, believing in yourself and never giving up no matter how hard things will get. We all deal with tough times, so it’s good to yell about it sometimes.
HAPPY: The first thing that jumped out at us from this song was the huge chorus! Was this something that took a while for you to write? Or was there a magic moment where it all came together?
HUNDY PERS: The chorus was actually the first piece of the puzzle. Whether it’s a catchy guitar hook or a belting sing-along section, we love our melodies that get stuck in your head. After some structural changes, we worked at really making it bigger. We put all the pieces together and ended up with this belter.
HAPPY: You’ve got a few singles under your belt now… did you approach the writing of this any differently to the two past tracks at all?
HUNDY PERS: It’s certainly a longer track, with a lot more punch than our previous releases. Writing came naturally, but for the big soundscape, well we owe a big part of that to Jackson Kent at Parliament Studios. You can definitely hear some Gang of Youths and U2 influences in there too.
HAPPY: Are there any particular bands you’re all digging at the moment?
HUNDY PERS: We try to get to as many shows as possible and take influence from those around us who are doing it right. Bands like Dulcie, Kava Kings and Caravaña Sun. But really most of what comes out can be handed to the great bands we grew up listening to.
HAPPY: What’s next for the Hundy Pers? Are there any other exciting plans in the works?
HUNDY PERS: Yeah, we’re launching Not Quite There this weekend, Saturday 4th of May at The Vanguard in Newtown with three other awesome bands, that each have their own different flavour so there’ll be something for everyone. We’re moving around for a few more gigs off the back of that so head to our socials for the deets and come say hi to us at a gig, we’re a friendly bunch!
HAPPY: Cheers for the chat!
Not Quite There is available now. Listen above.
Catch The Hundy Pers live this Saturday, May 4th at The Vanguard. More info here.