What’s My Scene chatted to Nyamjantsan “Jaya” Galsanjamts and Enkhsaikhan “Enkush” Batjargal about their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour, plus their upcoming sophomore release, Rumble The Thunder.
NOTE: A dedicated Hu fan, Narmandakh Boldbaatar, has updated the videeo with subtitles. Thanks Narmandakh! Watch it here:
Their 2019 debut album The Gereg debuted at number 1 across the globe, entrenching The Hu in the hearts and souls of music lovers of all walks of life.
Their music might not be accessible to all, but it is in the delivery of this music that The Hu continually impress.
Blending instruments such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, The Hu create a unique sonic profile that they call Hunnu Rock.
On the eve of the September release of their new album Rumble Of Thunder, The Hu will be bringing their live show to Australia and New Zealand, with a select run of shows starting in Melbourne on August 2.
Highly Anticipated Album Rumble Of Thunder Coming Sept 2
Unleash New Track And Video “Black Thunder”
Touring Australia & NZ This August!
|Breakthrough Mongolian rock act The HU have announced details of their long-awaited sophomore album Rumble of Thunder, recorded via Better Noise Music, and released a new single called “Black Thunder” along with an official music video. |
The band’s 12-track second studio album is set for release September 2 and includes “This Is Mongol,” their eco-conscious single released in May, that now boasts over a million streams in less than two months.
“Black Thunder” incorporates Mongolian values, telling a powerful story of battle, faith, and death lyrically and visually. This new music was recorded in their homeland of Mongolia, after their debut album The Gereg landed at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist charts in its first week of release. To stream and watch the striking video for “Black Thunder,”
https://youtu.be/3aguZjkVLaE Vocalist Gala shared, ““Black Thunder” is the crown jewel of our second album. The music video is split into two parts and conveys the core values of men through visuals. Our producer Dashka chose a unique location in Mongolia to shoot the video, where we had a great time riding the horses in the vast grassland of our countryside. We hope that our pride in our culture shines through, as we aimed to bring viewers joy and a piece of our culture through this video.” Speaking on their next studio album, he continued, “Our second album will include “Black Thunder,” along with many new songs. We can’t wait for you to listen and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it.”
Earlier this year, The HU impressed various media with powerful, energizing performances on their Black Thunder Tour and at Coachella, with SF Gate’s Ariana Bindman writing, “The last time I fell in love, it wasn’t with a person. It was with a seven-piece Mongolian heavy metal band belting out guttural war cries while playing Motorhead-style riffs with traditional horsehead fiddles, electric guitars and flutes. Behind me, people of all backgrounds bob their heads, raise their fists and scream in harmony. I’m watching The HU at Coachella, the first music festival I’ve attended since the world forever changed. And they’re f—king epic.”
The band has curated five playlists on Spotify, hand-picked by Gala, Enkush, Jaya, and Temka and feature tracks from their previous album and upcoming release.
The HU Complete
The HU Playlist Curated by Gala
The HU Playlist Curated by Enkush
The HU Playlist Curated by Jaya
The HU Playlist Curated by Temka
Rumble of Thunder Tracklist
This is Mongol
Upright Destined Mongol
Sell The World
Pre-order Rumble of Thunder now
Don’t miss The HU live in Australia and New Zealand this August!
Black Thunder Australia & NZ Tour 2022
Tuesday, August 2: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday, August 3: 170 Russell, Melbourne Sold Out
Friday, August 5: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday, August 6: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday, August 7: The Roundhouse, Sydney
Thursday, August 11: Powerstation, Auckland NZ
For complete tour and ticket and information, visit:
livenation.com.au, livenation.co.nz & thehuofficial.com
ABOUT THE HU
The Hu’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sonic profile that they call “Hunnu Rock.”
Proving their global appeal, The HU have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life.
They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. Most recently, the band received praise from fans and critics for their Mongolian rendition of Metallica’s “Sad But True,” which Metallica themselves acknowledged on their social media accounts, seemingly giving the band their official seal of approval. The band has also explored eclectic ways to reach audiences with their sound, most notably writing and recording music for EA Games’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Their debut album, 2019 ‘s The Gereg, debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself.
Readying their next chapter as a global force, The HU are putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due for a global release later this year from Better Noise Music. The project will include a selection of tracks that were premiered live on the band’s critically acclaimed North American tour at the end of 2021.
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