Get ready for a summer session to write home about!
That’s because Aussie legends The Beautiful Girls will be bringing their heady blend of soul, blues, dub, funk, and hip hop to the Queens Wharf Hotel in January.
The band will be heading our way to celebrate the release of their double vinyl ‘best of’ collection Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits Vol 1 and Beautiful Girls main man Mat McHugh said the show would be one party to remember.
“In putting this record together there hasn’t been a corner cut, artistically, and I’m approaching the tour in the same way,” he said.
“I want to really celebrate what’s been achieved and have a party before I begin the next volume. It’s gonna be like the [Bob Dylan] Rolling Thunder Revue! It’s just going to be like this travelling circus through Australia in the summertime, which is completely befitting really.
“It’s exactly the environment for The Beautiful Girls. It’s the perfect way to spend summer.”
To celebrate the first 20 years of the band, Mat acquiesced to fan demands for vinyl, only he did them one better.
He pulled together his favourite tracks from all five albums, as well as the debut Morning Sun, thrown in an acoustic version of the 2018 single Beautiful World and put it all together in a double LP.
“Seaside Highlife is representative of a particular era of the band and a stepping-off point for the next one – that’s why we put Volume One in the title,” Mat said.
“To top it off, the artwork has photos from right across The Beautiful Girls’ career. What I really wanted to do with a ‘best of’ is… I really wanted to create a good introduction to The Beautiful Girls for people and what better than to have it on vinyl?
“If you’ve never heard of the band and want to hear it at its highest quality and best sound ever, this is the way.”
The Beautiful Girls will play Queens Wharf Hotel on Saturday 18 January.
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