Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hungry Kids of Hungary- Sharp Shooter Tour

Last night was Cup Eve so Mary and I celebrated by going to see Hungry Kids of Hungary at the Northcote Social Club.  We got into the band room in time to see the second act of the evening, Brisbane three piece Gung Ho.  They had a sort of punk/surf band sound, and played their own songs as well as a cover of Friends' "I'm His Girl."

It's been about a year and half since we last saw Hungry Kids of Hungary play live.  They started their set with "The Vacationer" and played a mix of old songs and new ones from their upcoming album.  It was great to hear "Coming Around," "Wristwatch," "Scattered Diamonds," and "Eat Your Heart Out" from Escapades, as well as "Old Money" and "One By One" from their EPs. 

The new songs sounded absolutely amazing on first listen, including current single "Sharp Shooter" and the soon to be released "Twin Cities."  I cannot wait for this album to come out next year!  They finished the main set with "Let You Down" and for the encore played "Set It Right" and finished with a cover of the Talking Heads' "Road To Nowhere."  This may end up being my gig of the year- lots of fun, dancing, good energy and those fabulous vocal harmonies.

Here's the video for their current single "Sharp Shooter"

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