|Origin||Portland, Oregon, United States|
UnsignedPast: 1965 Records/Columbia UK
|Past members||Mitch Wilson (Drums)
Patrick Wilcox (Guitar)
Kelly McKenzie (Drums)
Brendan Welch (Bass)
Nicholas LoCascio (Guitar)
Jonny Roe (Guitar)
The Hugs are an indie pop band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2007 by lead singer-songwriter Danny Delegato. Current members include Danny Delegato (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), David Appaloosa (lead guitar, vocals), and Skyler Weaver (drums, percussion).
Carl Barat, singer-songwriter of The Libertines, stated in London-based music magazine NME in 2007, "I love The Hugs from Portland, Oregon. They're kind of like The Libertines but are taking it all from their own direction. They're a band who really know how to put a tune together and I'm totally dead excited about them."
Movie director Gus Van Sant stated in an online New York Post magazine article, "there's a band called The Hugs that I like a lot, they play folk rock, they're a Portland band, I really like their songs."
- "CD Reviews: The Hugs, Leonard Mynx". Willamette Week. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Barât, Carl. "My favourite new band...". NME. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Tucker, Reed. "Gus Van Sant". New York Post. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Caraeff, Ezra Ace. "Your New Favourite Band?". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 11 November 2011.