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Friday, October 30, 2009

Julian Strokes Goes Solo

Julian of the strokes goes solo, I like "11th dimension'...Check it out now!

Woot woot


Halloween Bash @ The Good Ship London Pub

Come out to see a spectacle of spookiness with The Hugs!!

The Hugs On i-tunes "In The City" Unsigned

Go download our track "Dreams" from i-tunes off the newly released "In The City" Unsigned Comp!

Happy Halloween Everybody

Monday, October 12, 2009


The Hugs are a Portland four-piece who've sat on my radar for a few years now, thanks to a heads up from my mate Nick. It's been interesting seeing them go from a precociously talented pair of baby faced High School students with some irrepresibly sugary pop songs, to having their (now ex) guitarist steal guitars from You Am I (controversy!), to being heralded as "next big things" (largely on their own myspace). They got a hip British rock photographer as their manager in Roger Sargent and signed with 1965 records and Columbia in the UK, in a year that saw them being groomed as a raucous garage rock band in the vein of then label-mates The View.

They've parted ways with that record label now and are back in Portland doing what they do best, making catchy as, irreverent pop songs with their long-time producer Shay Scott and putting out records on their own
. Their latest, Again & Again, sees a return to the whimsical, unabashedly happy pop of earlier tunes like "Shoe Swapping", but with an even greater early Beatles vibe in the weaving melodic guitar riffs and "Sha la la" choruses.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Orbital (This Song Is Epic)

I love this song!

Danny (the only one who posts blogs anymore cause my band is lazy)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Letterman Is Funny!


The Hugs Play In The City

10:46 | Friday October 2, 2009

By Ben Cardew

Organisers have revealed the 32 bands who will play this year’s In the City Unsigned showcases.

Among the acts appearing are recent NME Radar act Egyptian Hip Hop and former Pipette Rose Elinor Dougall.

In The City co-founder and director Yvette Livesey says that the chosen acts faced strong competition to win their places.

“‘In The City Unsigned is one of the most important showcase platforms for new artists anywhere in the world and has been for many years,” she says.

“We are very proud of our record of choosing artists who then go on to achieve real success in the industry. We had thousands of entries for In the City Unsigned 2009 and it was very tough to narrow it down to just 32 artists but we now have a seriously strong line-up this year.”

The full list of the 32 bands chosen to take part in In The City Unsigned 2009 is as follows:

I Am Blackbird

Dry the River

Milk White White Teeth


Sophie Madeleine

Engine-Earz Experiment

Nadine Shah

She Is Danger

Life In Film


Jesca Hoop



Egyptian Hip Hop

The Liberty Vessels

Dutch Uncles

The Crookes

Paul Thomas Saunders

Copy Haho

Crystal Fighters

Sweet Baboo

Rose Elinor Dougall

Silver Gospel Runners

Hook and the Twin

Save Your Breath

Lost Knives

Beatbox Fozzy

Unicorn Kid

The Hugs

Mount Kimbie


Woodenbox with A Fistful Of Fivers

Full details of when and where all the bands listed above are performing during In The City 2009 will be available at shortly.