Mat McHugh has let us in on what he’ll be listening to while taking to the surf on his Aussie tour

Mat McHugh is coming to you soon to cleanse your body of bad vibes using his all natural brand of silky smooth, reggae-dipped soul. The road can be a lonely place, but there’s plenty of surfing to do while Mat stops off at Australia’s sumptuous beaches. If the cold’s keeping you at bay, let these warm, fuzzy and funk-dripping jams warm you up.


When Mat McHugh of the Beautiful Girls heads on his massive summer tour, he’ll need his ultimate surf playlist to feed him summer vibes, even in the cold

Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love

Feel good old school reggae soul from one of the most overlooked Jamaican artists, Johnny Osbourne. One of my favourite singers.

Sublime – Doin’ Time

Mashup of dub, hip hop and pop from Sublime. Some classic sampling on this track.

Minor Threat – Minor Threat

Minor Threat is the best punk rock soundtrack to get you amped. Proper punk rock, not that watered down shit they play in the radio.

Run DMC – Sucker MC’s

Run DMC are like my Beatles. Surfing, like life, is all about the groove. A DMX drum machine is still my favourite drum sound

Azealia Banks – The Big Big Beat

I thought I should include a new one. Azealia talks a whole lot of shit and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. It’s refreshing in an increasingly airbrushed world. This song is straight fire. Plus it’s got a Biggie sample so that adds bonus points.


Catch Mat on his Australian tour, running until July!

Fri 13 May, Baroque Room, Katoomba
Sat 14 May, Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale
Sun 15 May Heritage Hotel, Bulli
Fri 20 May Big Top Luna Park, Sydney (with O Rappa)
Sun 22 May Trivoli, Brisbane (with O Rappa)
Thu 27 May Lizottes, Newscastle
Fri 28 May 5 Church St, Bellingen
Sat 29 May The Northern, Byron Bay
Thu 02 June Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Fri 03 June The Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba
Sat 04 June The Sound Lounge, Currumbin
Thu 09 June Ramsgate Hotel, Henley Beach
Fri 10 June Jive, Adelaide
Thu 16 June Jimmy’s Den, Perth
Fri 17 June Mojo’s, Fremantle
Sat 18 June Indi Bar, Scarborough
Sun 19 June Clancy’s, Dunsborough
Fri 24 June Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Sat 25 June Newtown Social Club, Newtown
Thu 30 June Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Fri 01 July The Workers Club, Geelong
Sat 02 July The Toff, Melbourne
Sun 03 July Pelly Bar, Frankston
Thu 07 July Magnum’s, Airlie Beach
Fri 08 July Flinders Social, Townsville
Sat 09 July Tank Art Centre, Cairns