The members of folk-rock group The Hunting Birds plan to “keep pushing”, confident they can take their music to a whole new level.
The group will hit venues in Perth and Fremantle before reaching the Great Southern and the South West, visiting Bunbury’s Prince of Wales Hotel for one show on Thursday, December 13.
Travelling across Western Australia in November and December, the tour will celebrate the release of the band’s debut EP, In Its Nature.
"We love driving down and seeing all of the pretty trees etc., we’re looking forward to getting out of Perth for a little bit,” co-lead vocalist Connor Minervini said.
“We’ve played at the Prince a few times, it’s been really great seeing the venue change.
“For us, it really feels therapeutic playing in different places and meeting new people.”
The band’s members work to create an addictive, one-of-a-kind sound.
Minervini and co-lead vocalist Kendra Fewster balance one another well.
Lead guitarist Chris Mackenzie, drummer Brad Forbes, and bassist Gwyneth Gardiner all bring something special to the group.
In Its Nature includes tracks laden with the band’s signature “intoxicating” blend of folk, rock, pop, and blues.
“It took us a year after we first got into the studio to start recording it,” Minervini said.
“We had to take some time and get in touch with ourselves before doing this release.
“It’s definitely The Hunting Birds at its core, it’s what the group has been for the past few years.
“We’re happy to put out a body of work for people to hear.”
The five-piece ensemble first came together at university in 2014.
They then garnered attention from some big names in music, going on to support The Lumineers and Hanson during their Australian tours.
The Hunting Birds kicked off 2018 with Bluesfest Byron Bay, before supporting Newton Faulkner on tour.
The group is preparing for a “busy” 2019, with plans well under way for a second EP.
“The hope is for more people to find out about us and understand who we are,” Minervini said.
“Not just through knowing the name, but through hearing the songs.”