I was expecting there to be a long line for one of this band’s “final” gigs together, but surprisingly we walked straight in. My expectations were soon met however when I passed a man getting a talking to by security. Possibly intoxicated with blonde dreadlocks to his shoulders, it was clear that I was in the right place for a show that could have been easily recorded and made into a surf compilation.
This was the second show in Adelaide for The Beautiful Girls national 10th Anniversary and Farewell Tour – and after a decade in the business The Beautiful Girls have clearly gained a few fans. Despite the weather being on the verge of natural disaster status The Gov was the swarming with people, in the best way possible.
In this issue: Seekae sells out Melbourne show, Twerps sell out ALL shows, Children Collide announce new shows, Ben Harper to have an acoustic evening with Canberra and many more!
SEEKAE SELLS OUT FIRST SHOW AT CORNER HOTEL, ADDS A SECOND SHOW!
Pictured: Lana Del Rey by Aimee Catt for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
In This Issue: Diafrix dropping Pocket Full Of Dreams at the Northcote Social Club, Dubmarine and Jackie Marshall set to close out the Long Player Sessions, Strangers From Now On performing at The Espy and more!
DIAFRIX LAUNCHING ALBUM AT THE NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
The Beautiful Girls are touring for the last time as a band, after ten years of making memorable music together. These shows will be held in 26 locations around Australia, performed as two-part sets: firstly their chilled acoustic tracks and secondly the more hyped electric tunes.
The Twilights Concert Series is back again – bigger and better than ever! Zoo Twilights 2012 will kick off a series of events as part of Melbourne Zoo's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. The superb line-up of some of Australia's favourite artists amid the magical setting of the Zoo under the stars should not be missed! Whatever your musical tastes, there's something for everyone at Zoo Twilights this summer.
The wait is finally over! Following the announcement of Australian dance powerhouse, Sneaky Sound System, as the first act on the Mission To Launch Festival this New Year’s Eve in Canberra, the party organisers are beaming with excitement to reveal the full line-up:
THE LIVING END
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
IAN CAREY [USA]
THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
The Queenscliff Music Festival takes place over the weekend of 25-26-27 November and the organisers are clearly revving up the heat this summer with the critical first round of artists revealing some significant names on the cards with old school meeting modernity meeting new wave… showcasing the best in past, present and future Australian and world music.
With the recent release of his brand new solo ep ‘Go Don’t Stop’, the birth
of his first baby boy and new found power in himself as a solo artist, Mat.
McHugh – the man behind The Beautiful Girls - is already having a cracker of
an adventure. As he tours the world solo – through Brazil, Canada, the States
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.
Few can achieve smooth grooves and effortless blues quite like The Beautiful Girls. Drawing inspiration from reggae, roots and rock, their electric sound is both invigorating and so very mellow. The last show for a while, as Mat McHugh takes some time away from the band to work on a solo album.