|‘My Mind is an Echo Chamber’ was a song title before it was a song. The music comes from a love of dancehall and dub… punk rock and a sense of longing… distorted guitars and analog synths…the good kind…the kind with the broken faders. It’s King Tubby and Barrington Levy booming from a ghetto blaster set up on the side of an empty pool. It’s Scratch Perry lacing up his chucks and eating a burrito con pollo with lyrics from a Morrissey song swimming in his brain. Tape echoes, blue horns and skittering drums.|
‘My Mind is an Echo Chamber’ is the third single off The Beautiful Girls fourth record Spooks . Following in the footsteps of its high rotation predecessors ‘Don’t Wait’ and ‘10:10’.
The single is bundled with a live version that was recorded at their recent sold-out hometown show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, and will be available digitally and as a limited release physical single through Waterfront Records on Oct 27th 2010.
“You can almost feel the heat haze coming off the summery dub of Spooks, the fourth album from Sydney trio The Beautiful Girls. This release, and their third album, 2007’s Ziggurats, were punctuated by last year’s solo album and tour by singer-songwriter Mat McHugh. But he’s returned with solid intent, his roots-rock foundations – and it must be said, talent for a poppy hook – influenced by the finer aspects of reggae, in dancehall and rocksteady. Lyrically, the now loved-up and engaged McHugh (whose voice recalls the soft, laid-back tunefulness of Paul Simon) gets more introspective. He considers his good fortune and future on the eight-minute epic of slow, smoky soul and spacey swirls, Home/Family, the upbeat reggae-pop of After All This Time and the sweet ukulele lilt of B Some Melody, while confronting his fear of losing it all on the pretty but sombre album closer, My Latest Mistake. The dubby Rockers!“ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | THE AGE | THE BRISBANE TIMES | WA TODAY
Time to hit the Pacific Highway!
Summer has become synonymous with The Beautiful Girls , and the hotter months of 2010/ 2011 will be no different. It’s their favourite season and best time to hit the road and reconnect with the home turf.
10 Dec 2010 – Mona Vale Hotel NSW
6 Jan 2011 – Waves – Towradgi Beach Hotel NSW – Buy Tickets Here!
7 Jan 2011 – The Entrance Leagues Club NSW – Buy Tickets Here!
8 Jan 2011 – Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club NSW
12 Jan 2011 – The Northern Hotel NSW
13 Jan 2011 – The Northern Hotel NSW
14 Jan 2011 – Coolangatta Hotel QLD
15 Jan 2011 – The Hi-Fi QLD – Buy Tickets Here!
16 Jan 2011 – Kings Beach Tavern QLD
20 Jan 2011 – Ferntree Gully Hotel VIC
21 Jan 2011 – Prince Bandroom VIC
22 Jan 2011 – Pier Hotel VIC
23 Jan 2011 – Barwon Heads Hotel VIC