Hungry Kids of Hungary at the Northcote Social Club. I always love to see bands at more intimate venues, so Mary and I took advantage of this opportunity and bought tickets for last night's show. After catching up over dinner we headed into the bandroom for the first act of the night, indie rock band Lurch & Chief. Next up was Split Seconds, who we saw open for Oh Mercy last year. They played a great set and the lead singer had funny stories to tell to explain the origins of their songs. They did a cover of Paul Kelly's "Little Decisions" and mixed in a bit of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You" during their final song.
Hungry Kids of Hungary opened the evening with "Litter and Sand" and played songs spanning all of their releases, including the rarely played "One By One" and "Old Money" from their first two EPs. The harmonies from the boys were soaring as always, and the front of the crowd was dancing and singing along to favorites such as "Wristwatch," "Let Me Down," "Scattered Diamonds," "Sharp Shooter," and "Twin Cities." The band were so humble and appreciative of the Melbourne audience that continues to support them and would come out to see them on a weeknight. They stayed on stage instead of going off and back on for an encore, and finished the night with a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." If you haven't bought their latest release You're A Shadow yet you need to get it- it's a fantastic album.
Here's the video for the latest single "Do Or Die," which was shot in Scotland: