Sadly, there will be no rollicking indie pop from Brisbane quartet Hungry Kids of Hungary in the future. The band’s vocalist/guitarist Dean McGrath announced via Facebook that the Kids have officially called it quits, following the departure of band member Kane Mazlin (lead vocals, keys). This is what Dean wrote:
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.
Congratulations to the band on all they’ve achieved and we wish all four of them best in the future.