Serving their touring apprenticeship throughout 2009, Hungry Kids of Hungary have emerged with hardened stomachs, the ability to sleep standing and a dynamically honed live show capable of drawing new audiences purely by word of mouth.
A short 12-months since triple j Unearthed invited the newbies to play a spot at the Gold Coast Big Day Out, the Hungry Kids of Hungary have since toured alongside the Philly Jays and Washington and provided national support for Bertie Blackman and Little Birdy before heading out on their very own national headline tour. The monumentally busy year was capped off with solid festival appearances at Woodford, Falls, Sunset Sounds and Southbound.
With an overseas assault to the UK and USA scheduled for April, the lads are currently bunkered down in producer Matt Redlich’s poolside Brisbane studio as work begins on their debut album. And just as studio cabin fever is predicted to set in, Hungry Kids of Hungary will let loose on the road again with a string of dates around the country in late February.
Along for the ride are the musical explorations of Ernest Ellis and the ethereal melodies of Boy and Bear, with a local support for each date still to be announced.
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: ERNEST ELLIS & BOY AND BEAR
‘The Air Sick Tour’
Wednesday 24th February
Adelaide – Fuse Festival (HKoH Showcase)
Thursday 25th February
Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix Outlets, $14 pre/$18 door
Friday 26th February
Mona Vale – Mona Vale Hotel
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au, Moshtix Outlets or 1300 438 849, $14 pre/$18 door
Saturday 27th February
Melbourne – East Brunswick Club
Tickets: Box Office 03 9388 9794 or www.eastbrunswickclub.com, $14 pre/$18 door
Saturday 6th March
The Lost Weekend (HKoH festival appearance)
Friday 12th March
Brisbane – The Zoo
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545, $14 pre/$18 door
Saturday 13th March
Byron Bay – Great Northern Hotel
Tickets: Hotel Great Northern Mon-Fri 9-5PM (Jonson St, Byron Bay), 02 6685 6454, www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545, $14 pre/$18 door