Mongolian rock phenomenon THE HU will continue their first-ever three-month headlining North American tour with a stop in LAS VEGAS at Brooklyn Bowl on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 in support of their debut album THE GEREG, which was released on September 13 via Better Noise Music and landed on several Top Ten charts in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia. Having sold-out 35 shows to date on their current run, they have also been seen on festivals including Riot Fest (Chicago), Aftershock Festival (Sacramento) and Las Rageous (Las Vegas) and were recently praised by the legendary Elton John who featured them on his “Rocket Hour” Beats 1 radioshow saying, “You know I'm crazy about a Mongolian band called THE HU — it's just the greatest new thing I've heard in a long time. They use traditional Mongolian instruments… It's absolutely fantastic."
Photo Credit: Brian Down
Formed in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, THE HU achieved global recognition with three powerful videos that have amassed over 45 million views to date--“Wolf Totem,” “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “The Great Chingiss Khan”—showcasing their one-of-a-kind style of ‘hunnu rock’–a combination of American heavy rock played with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and guttural throat singing in their native language.
THE HU have recently made their way onto the Mainstream Active Rock charts at #28 with the reinvigorated release of their viral track “Yuve Yuve Yu” featuring guest vocals from Danny Case of From Ashes To New. Listen to a stream HERE. Further singles with guest vocals will be announced shortly including Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) on “Song of Women.”
The Hu - “Yuve Yuve Yu” (Official Music Video)
Here’s some further critical praise for The HU’s electrifying performances:
“The Hu had everyone pumping their fists and chanting “HU! HU! HU! HU! HU!” in between almost every song, and their music — which is not the kind of thing you hear every day in America — was genuinely awesome. Don’t mistake The Hu for a novelty act or anything; they are just a great band in general.”
-Andrew Sacher, Brooklyn Vegan, 9/15/19
“With so bracing a combination of sights and sounds, the Hu have been forging a highly improbable connection between the complexities of traditional Mongolian music and the 10-ton force of western metal.”
-Jim Farber, The Guardian, 10/22/19
“The sound is a rumbling, raga-like trance music supplemented by booming tribal beats that veers from a country hoe-down to snippets of Led Zeppelin, Metallica and even the buzzing drone of the Velvet Underground, all delivered in native Mongolian lyrics…The HU pay tribute to their warrior roots on ‘The Great Chinggis Khaan,’ but also demonstrate a more politically correct side with the ‘Song of Women,’ from The Gereg, which is a diplomatic passport used by Mongolian nobles and officials during the 13th century…The tribal stomp cuts through all language and cultural barriers, joining this far-off exotic location and downtown L.A. in a bond of shared humanity, which makes sense because The HU call their music ‘hunnu rock,’ the Mongolian root word for ‘human,’ and a derivation on the ancient Huns.”