In Brooklyn early-2009, Izzy Almeida and Derek Watson found each other through a strange and serendipitous meeting at a Chinatown arcade. Shortly thereafter they began plotting their music coup bringing together kindred set of influences: Hawkwind and Karp for Watson, and L7, Melvins, Sonic Youth, for Almeida.
Self-schooled guitarist Watson writes the music and together he and Almeida weave the melodies and lyrics, turning their harmoniously chaotic way of interacting into beautifully violent, fuzzed-out punk rock. Hunters cut their teeth terrorizing random NYC basements and loft spaces, but soon found a spiritual home at Brooklyn’s renown D.I.Y. venue Death By Audio. After stealing their name from a mutually loved John Waters character from the film Polyester, staring the eccentric Todd Tomorrow (the actor’s real name is Tab Hunt...