The Beautiful Girls are an Australian roots music group founded in 2001 by Mat McHugh, Clay MacDonald and Mitchell Connelly. They have released three extended plays, Morning Sun (2002), Goodtimes (2002) and The Weight of the World (2004); plus five studio albums, Learn Yourself (2003), We’re Already Gone (2005), Ziggurats (2007), Spooks (2010), and Dancehall Days (2014). The latter four albums have all peaked into the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Spooks and ‘Dancehall Days’ also debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Independent Chart and, No. 7&5 (respectively) on the American Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Their single, ‘I Thought About You’, reached No. 60 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Mat McHugh, has issued two solo albums, Seperatista! (2008) and Love Come Save Me (2012) as well as an EP, Go Don’t Stop (2011).