It was over ten years ago that Mat McHugh mustered up some mates to help lock down some demo's in attempt to get a girls attention. Suddenly the northern beaches surfer was riding a wave of momentum, resulting in the birth of the band, The Beautiful Girls. Throughout the last ten years the band has released four studio albums, Learn Yourself (2003), We're Already Gone(2005), Ziggurats (2007) and Spooks (2010) and toured the states, japan, canada, brazil and good old Australia.
Kicking off with a showcase at Splendour in the Grass this weekend, The Beautiful Girls are set to embark on a farewell tour (Dates Here). Larry caught up with the band's lead singer Mat McHugh to talk about his solo career, the tour, the decision to call The Beautiful Girls a day and a look back at the last ten years with the band...
DAVID MYLES ON TOUR WITH CAMILLE & STUIE UNTIL NEXT WEEK
Canadian singer songwriter David Myles is currently in the country with Australian duo Camille & Stuie, taking his rhythmic sounds to venues across the board. Myles met the duo on his last tour of Australia and was so enamoured with Camille & Stuie's acoustic power that he promised to enlist them to support him on his next time back! You can catch the three artists at the following venues.
RAP CITY ANNOUNCES KILLAH PRIEST & LOCAL SUPPORT ACTS TO THE LINE UP
Killah Priest, longtime associate of the Wu-Tang Clan, has been added to the 2012 Rap City line up. Set to appear alongside Ghostface Killah, DOOM and Chino XL, Priest is an excellent addition to an already stellar cast of hip-hop icons. Also announced are local support acts for each leg of the festival, as listed below.
Adelaide: Dialect and Despair
Looks like the weather isn't going to stop Brisbane's Laneway from going ahead, and rest assured music-goers will get their thrills from an array of amazing talents at this year's summer festivals! Here'e the latest festival news:
Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls, supported by Ashley Mannix played an intimate and acoustic set at Oxford Art Factory. Jason Klippel was there, and brings you these photos.
Shasha Gong catches up with the lead vocalist of The Beautiful Girls, Mat McHugh, while he travels around the US off the back of his new solo EP Go Don't Stop.
Was it a bit daunting at first just having your guitar, drums and your voice as your band?
At the start of the JBT tour it was a little nerve wracking to be honest but I've played enough shows in my life to know how to adjust and hopefully make it work out ok.