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Posted 1 Aug 2014 @ 3:52pm

Sydney roots favourites The Beautiful Girls have announced their first album since 2010's Spooks, as well as a return to the live scene after a two-year break.


The band will end their hiatus with a new crowd-funded album Dancehall Days. In support of the new album, the band will also embark on a national tour in October.

Posted 22 Aug 2013 @ 3:38pm

Lachy Doley’s keyboard has powered acts as diverse as Bernard Fanning, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger, The Beautiful Girls, Jimmy Little, and The Widowbirds. 


Now he has a second album with his own band – The Lachy Doley Group.


Singer Organ Soul is a tasty slice of what the band sounds like live – pumping with energy and good times, and featuring both Lachy’s 1957...

Posted 11 Sep 2012 @ 12:06pm

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole decade since the sweet acoustic sound of The Beautiful Girls first graced our ears. Yet that was the beginning, and now this is the end. For all intensive purposes, this is the tour that marks the last time we will ever see Sydney’s Northern Beaches trio play together, allowing frontman and brainchild of the band, Mat McHugh to focus on a solo career. An...

Posted 3 Feb 2012 @ 7:52am

In the ten years that The Beautiful Girls have been delivering their fun-loving mixture of roots, reggae and rock, they’ve played in all sorts of venues. But there’s been one type of venue they haven’t played – until now, that is. With the Melbourne Zoo launching its 150th Anniversary Celebrations with a series of concerts featuring some of Australia’s best performers, Mat McHugh, lead singer/...

Posted 27 Jul 2011 @ 1:21pm

Mat McHugh is not just from The Beautiful Girls, he is The Beautiful Girls. For roughly a decade, the surfer-cum-roots rock muso has been hiding behind his bandmates and their lovely feminine moniker, but it was a quietly autocratic exercise.


"The Beautiful Girls, right from the start, has been like a one-man show as far as making records and the music and the operating of the...

Posted 21 Jul 2011 @ 10:08am

Define your genre in five words or less:

"Fresh edge indie, with contagious melodies."


Someone walks past as you're playing, they get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?

"For a bunch of pirate hookers, these guys are pretty sweet!"


How long have you been gigging and writing?

"Writing in our home studio for the past 6...

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