Hungry Kids of Hungary – “Twin Cities”

Hungry Kids of Hungary - "Twin Cities"

Hungry Kids of Hungary – “Twin Cities”

“Twin Cities” is the follow up single to “Sharp Shooter” from Brisbane lads Hungry Kids of Hungary‘s latest album offering, and it delivers yet another indie-pop track that will no doubt be rife amongst Triple J’s air waves for the next few months. Lyrically, it’s fairly light, noting the protagonist’s waking up after a big night and remembering what he got up to, but you’ll virtually disregard and lose that in the bands harmonising over its trademark, infectious, up-beat, indie pop.  “Twin Cities” is a rare dance track amongst the HKOH’s newest release, with You’re a Shadow proving a slower, more polished album compared to its predecessor, Escapades.

None the less, You’re a Shadow shows HKOH maintaining their indie-pop charm whilst leader vocalist/guitarist Dean McGrath and co. switch gears from pop ditty gems to songs with more lyrical and musical depth. Harmonising and playing links back to that of the 60s style, a feel helped with the band’s producer Wayne Connelly. Connelly, producer of The Vines, Silverchair and Josh Pyke, assisted with Sydney recordings of the album and, the band say, “… so accurately and with so little fuss”.

With their first two LPs Hungry Kids of Hungary and Mega Mountain, the boys out of Queensland were introduced to Australia, and they were put into the eyes and ears of international treadmill enthusiasts OK GO. The Chicago rock piece slotted in HKOH as their support act for their 2010 touring stint, and gave the Brisbane boys the platform to launch their own co-headlined tour with home grown heroes Boy & Bear. The boys have wrapped up their You’re a Shadow tour and have since closed curtains on the band, leaving behind two albums and EPs. Put one on play on a sunny day and get ready to bop.