Hvnted Checks All All The Alt/Pop/Punk Boxes At The Troubadour
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The first band to take the stage at this show was Hvnted. The band was formed in 2016 by lead singer Will Swanson and lead guitarist Declan O’Raidy and subsequently added Seamus Neal on drums and Jack Cotter on bass.
Hvnted was starting to get rock mojo rolling in late 2019, and after a performance at Resident, started making connections to really find the right pieces to record music and despite COVID was able to release their single “Killing Me” which has gotten national spins on KROQ and 91x. This led to performance opportunities like the one they had opening for Angels and Airwaves at the Ventura Majestic Theater.
It was a solid performance with each member of the band playing with fantastic charisma, but, I was particularly impressed with Hvnted’s lead singer Will Swanson. If I had a list of all what makes an “alt/pop/punk rocker”, I’m pretty sure Will would have checked most of the boxes. Solid, emotive tenor voice. Dark, emo aesthetic. The bleached-blond hair that he’d toss back after each musical exclamation. Check, check, check. This guy just kind of oozed that rock star quality.
I had a lot of fun with Hvnted’s music. There’s a really good energy that flows from the music onto the stage, especially when the bassist (Cotter) and lead guitarist (O’Raidy”) get a chance strut their stuff across the stage. Though they don’t have much music out on streaming platforms (only three songs on Spotify), I’d recommend giving them a follow cause I have a feeling that they’ll be dropping some more good stuff sooner rather than later…”
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