Mat McHugh is best known as the front man and creative force behind The Beautiful Girls, September 2008 saw him release his debut solo album, Seperatista under the guise Mat Mchugh & The Black Bird.
The first single, Darling This Scene Must End, sees McHugh return to his acoustic best. Referring to both his past musical style and his past love, it presents a darker side to McHugh that to date has been well hidden, giving great voice to his innate sense of melody and unique vocal style. After years of steering The Beautiful Girls towards an electric-centric three piece, there seemed a need for an alternate outlet for the masses of songs this songwriter had penned that didn’t suit the new sounding format of The Beautiful Girls. Mat McHugh and The Black Bird will be a creative collective of artists, enabling the sounds and the feel the freedom to move and mutate spontaneously. The Black Bird will give wings to McHugh’s songs, bringing them to life.
Seperatista! is available through die!boredom and MGM Distribution from September 20th, 2008. www.myspace.com/matmchugh