Hungary Kids of Hungary review
HUNGRY Kids Of Hungary have come a long way since the last time Pulse did a live review.
On Friday night (May 27), the now five-piece outfit played at The Northern, Byron Bay, on the second last gig of their Final Escapades tour.
Escapes, their debut album, was released late last year and has had considerable airplay on Triple J. And it shows. Andy Bull warmed punters keen enough to get in early and they were not disappointed. Bull has been making waves himself and with his three-piece, including Deep Sea Arcade’s bassist and drummer, they warmed the crowd with searing vocals and a few well-known songs including the Triple J like-a-version hit, Tears For Fears’ classic Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
The next “it” band in line was Perth boys, The Chemist, who dirtied up the otherwise indie-pop night out.
With a thrash-metal intro designed to scrape any wax from your ears – I can only assume – Hungry Kids Of Hungary arrived on stage, launching into a brand new track set for release on their sophomore album, followed next by their breakthrough single Scattered Diamonds, originally released on their Mega Mountain EP (2009).
Last time I saw the guys play was soon after the release of this EP and the single was their biggest hit to date. Now the boys have a list of songs that brought the crowd to the front; Coming Around – which came in at No. 75 on Triple J’s hottest 100 – the ’60s surf guitars of Let You Down and the fun-filled percussive sounds of Wristwatch.
Andy Bull joined the lads on stage for Last Waltz, which features the boys on Bull’s latest EP.
The collaboration is “the highlight of the set”, according to Hungry co-frontman Dean McGrath. And he may just be right in terms of energy.
Look out for the guys on the festival circuit.