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Hungry Kids Of Hungary Announce Split

Written by Greg Moskovitch on November 28, 2013

Brisbane four-piece Hungry Kids Of Hungary have officially announced their dissolution via Facebook. Band member Dean McGrath cited the exit of fellow member Kane Mazlin as the reason behind the band’s split. The band will no longer appear at Falls and Southbound festivals.

“After six amazing years, two albums and countless shows together, Hungry Kids of Hungary are calling it a day,” opens Dean. “Earlier this year our friend and bandmate Kane informed us that he no longer wished to lead the life of touring and band commitments that we’ve become accustomed to.”

“We entertained the idea of continuing without him,” adds Dean, “but have come to the conclusion that it’s just not possible. Hungry Kids has always been a collaborative effort between its four founding members and if you take one piece of the puzzle away…it just doesn’t work.”

Dean also apologised to fans hoping to see them at their scheduled festival slots, writing, “Apologies to anyone who was hoping to see us at Falls and Southbound over New Years…we were hoping those shows would be a fitting last hurrah but it’s just not meant to be.”

Dean ends the message by thanking fans for their support, writing, “To anyone who ever bought a record, came to a show and sang along in the crowd…we hope this band has meant something to you. It’s been a privilege sharing our music with you and we’re forever thankful for your support.”

Readers can view the band’s full statement, below.

Hungry Kids Of Hungary Announce Split — Full Statement

Dear fans and followers, we’ve some sad news to tell you.

After six amazing years, two albums and countless shows together, Hungry Kids of Hungary are calling it a day.

Earlier this year our friend and bandmate Kane informed us that he no longer wished to lead the life of touring and band commitments that we’ve become accustomed to. While obviously saddened by the news, we knew ultimately that we couldn’t change his mind and had to respect his decision. We entertained the idea of continuing without him, but have come to the conclusion that it’s just not possible. Hungry Kids has always been a collaborative effort between its four founding members and if you take one piece of the puzzle away the resulting picture is just incomplete. It doesn’t work.

Apologies to anyone who was hoping to see us at Falls and Southbound over New Years…we were hoping those shows would be a fitting last hurrah but it’s just not meant to be.

Thanks to all the people who’ve helped make the last six years so incredible for us. Our amazing manager Ben Preece, Ange Kohler and all who’ve worked with us at Mucho Bravado, our beautiful sound guy Andy Troy, our touring guitarist and total legend Alex Bennison, Rob G and the team at Select, Andy Bryan and all at Stop Start, the amazing people at Alberts Music, our ever patient partners, friends and families….the list goes on. If you’ve played a part in the life of the band we sincerely thank you and hope our friendships are far from over.

To anyone who ever bought a record, came to a show and sang along in the crowd…we hope this band has meant something to you. It’s been a privilege sharing our music with you and we’re forever thankful for your support, without which these past six years just wouldn’t have happened. And rest assured, we’re not all done making music yet. There’s more to come, see you soon.

xo

Dean.

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