Hungry Kids of Hungary
Live @ Camden KOKO, London, 25 May 2012
OPENING slot on a Friday night at KOKO is a bit of a challenge. There’s not a great deal of people there, just those who are working on getting their drink, so you are usually playing to those core fans who are just here to see you. We were in the latter group.
So we scored a poll spot for Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary. Later, we did meet some people who were actually from Hungary who turned up because of the name. They were surprised to see so many Aussies there.
The HKH boys didn’t let the smallish crowd deter them as they bust into ‘Wristwatch’ off their debut album Escapades.
As their short set proceeded the crowd on the edges began to pay attention to the five-piece on stage with their funky, pop guitar sound and multi vocal songs.
The set was short but a lot of fun as they drove through some of their new and enough of their old to keep everyone happy. The last few songs ‘Scattered Diamonds’, ‘Coming Around’ and ‘The Vacationer’ had everyone swaying and crooning along in a perfect start to the night.
Hungary Kids of Hungary will be back for another course; the guys are making waves in Europe, especially Belgium. The UK will take bigger bites before long.