The Hunna | Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) | November 3, 2016 | Photo Credit: Amanda Bard |
The Hunna may be from the UK, but by the time the rock quartet took the stage at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, they had been in town long enough to know how to cater to the LA crowd. They focused on the music, proving their worth with song after song of rockin’ riffs, explosive chorus, and emotive lyrics. A few songs in, and even the uninitiated couldn’t help but bang their heads the moment “Never Enough” transitioned into the chorus. Singer Ryan Potter expressed the band’s admiration for Los Angeles, a city they admittedly wanted to live in, especially after experiencing the madness of an LA Halloween. “We don’t have this in England,” he remarked about a Halloween party the band had attended at The Roosevelt.
Pockets of enthusiastic fans were scattered about the quickly filling venue singing, shouting, and dancing along to songs off The Hunna’s recently released album, 100. They were particularly stirred by the band’s breakout hit, “Bonfire,” and the slow-building, “She’s Casual” which Potter mentioned was the first song the band had written. Between proclamations of love both to and from the stage, The Hunna powered through their anthemic ending with the deliciously visceral “Bad for You.”
Unfortunately for the new fans anxious to get their hands on the album, it was not available at the merch table. However, the night prior the band had finally gotten some t-shirts that, according to a twitter review, were the softest t-shirts ever. In the end, The Hunna fans new and old alike walked away from The Fonda with tunes in their heads, smiles on their faces, and the softest t-shirts ever on their backs.