Vancouver, BC-based indie garage rock band trio, Hunting has unveiled their new single, “Whatever You Need”, which mixes gritty guitars with ’80s glam rock soundscapes, which creates something familiar yet new.
“Whatever You Need” is about meeting someone you like so much you’d do anything to make them happier, give up anything to make their life better.
“For me, I met that person right before leaving town to live in Europe for two months to write songs and try to catch Bowie’s late 70’s Berlin vibe. Though, all the while I felt like it’d be way more fun if she was there tripping around with me. The lyrics ‘We’ll get high on our Fame, all stoned on our vain’ is a reference to what it must have been like to be Bowie and Iggy Pop lighting up that city.”
Check out the single below and find out more about Hunting via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Bradley Ferguson. A Vancouver based songwriter/producer and 1/3 of the band Hunting along with Dustin Bentall and Jessicka.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
It’s changed over the years, I used to be obsessed with making weird beats and sounds, then singing over them. Lately, I’m more into writing a song and building the music around that. I’ve been really into making synth parts these days. Lyrically, I like to come up with poppy chorus’, then try to come up with a story that means something to me in the verses.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Calgary at Broken City Nov. 1st
Vancouver at The Fox Nov.5th
Toronto at Dakota Nov. 13th
Dustin Bentall and I co-front the band and we each sing our own songs. I think we try to put our personalities out there on stage. The show is tight and loose at the same time. It definitely has a slight punk vibe. Lots of guitars, synths, and good vibes.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
There’s a song on the new album called Scenes From TV Screens that goes on a bit of a voyage through sounds I like. Bit of electro, a bit of singer-songwriter, and a bit of rock.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Soo many. Suuns may be my favourite band. I looove that Foxwarren album. I think MotherMother has taken us on an amazing musical journey.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.