Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hungry Kids of Hungary - Fed Square Live

Hella wet with HKOH
I was very excited when I learned that Hungry Kids of Hungary were going to be playing a free show as part of the Fed Square Live summer series.  I recruited some people from work to come along, but our visions of a nice summer evening out quickly vanished around 5pm when the rain started coming down quite heavily.  However, we did not let that deter us and headed down to Fed Square, arriving a bit after Asta started her set.  From Tasmania and the winner of the 2012 Triple J Unearthed High competition, you wouldn't think she was only a teenager.  Joined by a guy who played samples and beats, she sang a good set of ambient music that had people moving in the crowd.

Unfortunately the pouring rain started up again just as Hungry Kids of Hungary took the stage.  Mary, who arrived in between acts, was smart and stood under the tent where the sound board was while I braved the rain with my umbrella.  The boys opened with their current single "Twin Cities" and managed to play for nearly a half hour before they had to stop due to the weather.  We were treated to some new songs off the upcoming album You're A Shadow as well as old favorites "Wristwatch," "Coming Around" and "Let You Down," which was the last song of their set.  I was absolutely soaking wet by the end of it but still had a fun time.  I'm sure we will be treated to an indoor gig when they tour for the release of their new album.

Here is the video for "Twin Cities"

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