The Beautiful Girls Return With New Album And Tour

Sydney roots group The Beautiful Girls have returned, backed by a new album and fresh tour dates. The band’s new crowd-funded studio album, titled Dancehall Days, will mark their first full-length release since 2010’s Spooks, and is set for release on 3rd October.

Buoyed by their new material, The Beautiful Girls will tour across Australia this October and November, performing in some intimate settings and giving back to fans who were left disappointed by the group’s hiatus.

The material on Dancehall Days spawned from the solo work of singer-songwriter Mat McHugh. “I started writing the next album with the intention of it being a Mat McHugh album but the songs started taking on a life and sound of their own,” McHugh said.

“When I stood back from them I was able to see that I was being steered into a particular direction. They all sounded like ‘The Beautiful Girls’,” McHugh continued. “It’s hard to explain it but I know it when I hear it. Spooky, dubby, digital dancehall tinged, rootsy, punky, reggae music mashed up with some mellow acoustic sea songs. In some ways it’s about reclaiming my musical identity.”

Check out The Beautiful Girls’ 2014 Australian tour dates below.

The Beautiful Girls’ Dancehall Days Australian Tour

Tickets on sale now

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Dalrymple Hotel, Garbutt

Tix: Via Dalrymple Hotel or Ticketmaster

Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach

Tix: Via Magnums Hotel or Ticketmaster

Friday, 3rd October 2014

Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Tix: Via Tanks Arts Centre

Saturday, 4th October 2014

Caloundra Music Festival, Queensland

Tix: Via Caloundra Music Festival

Thursday, 16th October 2014

Wollongong Uni Bar, Gwynneville

Tix: Via Wollongong Uni Centre or Big Tix

Friday, 17th October 2014

Metro Theatre, Sydney

Tix: Via Ticketek

Saturday, 18th October 2014

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West

Tix: Via Ticketek

Thursday, 23rd October 2014

Spirit Bar, Victoria

Tix: Via Oztix

Friday, 24th October 2014

170 Russell, Melbourne

Tix: Via 170 Russell

Saturday, 25th October 2014

Barwon Heads Hotel, Victoria

Tix: Via Oztix or Barwon Heads Hotel: (03) 5254 2201

Friday, 7th November 2014

Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

Tix: Via Oztix

Saturday, 8th November

Blues At Bridgetown, Western Australia

Tix: Via Blues At Bridgetown

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