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Full-fat alt-rock from Pickering, North Yorkshire.
HUNTER-GATHERER’s sound is heavily influenced by the frequencies of '90s and ‘00s alternative rock.
Recorded in late-2020 through the support of many loyal fans via a crowdfunder, the EP’s lead singles have been spotlighted multiple times by BBC Introducing York and North Yorkshire. A sonic tour de force.
Out of the Woods covers a range of themes from climate change, in "Burn It All Away", to life satisfaction in "Satisfied?". "We really tried to cover what was on our minds at the time of writing and recording the songs, for example, "Dance in the Rain", a song that lyrically and musically has that feeling of wanting to get out and go a bit crazy, something I'm sure we can all relate to at the moment! In the same breath, we showed the light-hearted, fun side to the band, with "First Base", which is probably our most upbeat song to date!".
The end-product is a testament to all the dedication and hard work.
HUNTER-GATHER now have a solid body of work to build around, enabling them to tour more extensively and hopefully build relationships with record labels. After self-producing and recording singles over the past two years, Out of the Woods is a fantastic springboard and gives their fans something to sink their teeth into.
HUNTER-GATHERER’s sound is one heavily influenced by the frequencies of '90s and ‘00s alternative rock. Influences include Nirvana, Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. However, the band’s feet are firmly placed in the 21st century; the group draw much of their inspiration from new acts such as Issues and IDLES.
Both the band’s early self-recorded material and their latest releases from Young Thugs studios have been championed by northern press and radio, including BBC Radio Introducing York and North Yorkshire. In 2019, Jericho Keys of BBC Introducing declared their single Head Down as: ‘yet another blinder of a single from HUNTER-GATHERER. What a way to end the show!’.
In March 2020, HUNTER-GATHERER released their most successful single to date, Killjoy. Described by RGM Press as ‘a hit tailored for fans of Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers', the single would later be chosen by Sound of Scarborough as the opening track of their second collaborative vinyl.
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Fulford Arms - York
New Adelphi Club - Hull
Verve - Leeds
Victoria Vaults - York
Apollo - Scarborough
West Street Live - Sheffield
Jaz Bar - Hull
Lending Rooms - Leeds
Indigo Alley - Scarborough
Staxtonbury Festival - Staxton
Headland Festival - Scarborough
Night & Day Cafe - Manchester
Cropton Beer Festival - Cropton
Musiclounge - Stockton-on-Tees
Cafe Totem - Sheffield
Fox & Newt - Leeds
"If Oasis did more songs sounding like this (Burn It All Away), I'd be a bigger fan, that's for sure!"
Wyatt, Planet Rock
"Pickering in North Yorkshire has produced top cricketers and even a top snooker player. But now Pickering can lay claim to producing an incredible rock band, Hunter-Gatherer. The boys are back with another cracking single. Full of gargantuan riffs and fine metal melodies. This lot are still on my list to see live post-COVID-19."
"(Head Down) Yet another blinder of a single from HUNTER-GATHERER. What a way to end the show!"
Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire
"Hunter-Gatherer give a fantastic performance with their gripping alt-Rock music. Plenty of artistry and musicianship on show as you can feel the music blasting through the speakers. Loud enough to be heard right across the North Yorkshire Moors into the city they play next." Sam Lowe, Number 9
"We're hoping that Hunter-Gatherer comes out with more of their exclusive sound, but for now, we're perfectly content with having "Run My Mind" on repeat!" Buzz Music
" ‘Run My Mind’ is a great example of what rock music can be when you are passionate about music. It doesn’t need to be fancy just full-on and leave nothing to waste. The future looks good for Hunter-Gatherer as they build on their previous releases of ‘Move’ and ‘Pedestal’ they are quickly creating a great catalogue of songs." Sol Campbell - RGM
"With every release Hunter-Gatherer impress me more and more, this release doesn’t disappoint, it’s a huge step up. Get to it right now."
Frank Roper - Local Sound Focus
"Amazing band. Amazing songs. Amazing musicians.
Saw them in Leeds tonight - fantastic gig. They went down a storm" - Lilj Thorn
"These tunes stuck in my head!!! Amazingly catchy tunes and fine musicians! BRING ME MORE!" - Scott Wardell
"Fantastic gig last night guys. For a three-piece, you sure make one hell of a noise! Hopefully, it won't be too long till I see you guys play again. All the best" - Mike Thorp
"I've seen Hunter-Gatherer many times, Fulford Arms in York, Staxtonbury Festival, The Lending Room in Leeds, the band is a solid rock/funk trio that never fails to deliver, if you haven't seen these guys then get to one of their gigs...Get Up, Get Out." - Simon Allan