The Beautiful Girls
The Beautiful Girls 08.01.2016
The Beautiful Girls have today announced a limited run of performances across Australia throughout early 2016 as part of their annual Summer SoundSystem outings. Lead singer Mat McHugh has said that the band will perform again after a 9-month-long hiatus in which the singer/songwriter released his critically acclaimed album WAVES. The album was available to fans as a free download. The Beautiful Girls kicked it all off in 2002 with the debut EP, Morning Sun. The track Periscopes became a certified Triple J radio hit that summer and the Goodtimes EP, followed that same year. In 2003, The Beautiful Girls released their debut album, Learn Yourself followed by another EP, The Weight Of The World in 2004. Three more albums succeed, We’re Already Gone (2005), Water (2006) and Ziggurats (2007). Ziggurats’ main single, I Thought About You, was nominated for Blues & Roots Work of the Year at the 2008 APRA Awards. The album Spooks released in 2010, peaked at number 18 on the ARIA charts, debuted at number 1 in the Australian Independent Chart and number 7 in the US Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Spooks, which Mat recorded with longtime co-producer Ian Pritchett, was described as ‘a majestic production where stylistic threads run deep’ which showcased Mat’s ever-solid song writing and his skill as a player of many instruments and producer. In the eight years to 2010, McHugh and the collective that comprised the live version of The Beautiful Girls, chalked up a dozen world tours, travelling to Japan, Europe, Canada, the United States and South America. For the tour, The Beautiful Girls will be doing shows with a full band lineup. The performances will feature songs from The Beautiful Girls deep catalogue of albums as well as one or two musical surprises.