Artist Spotlight: Beaches Clearly Know How To Take On The World

The Beaches, a girl group consisting of vocalist and bassist Jordan Miller, guitarist Kylie Miller, keyboardist and guitarist Leandra Earl, and drummer Eliza Enman-McDaniel have an interesting history.

In their early teens, sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller teamed up with Enman-McDaniel and guitarist Megan Fitchett to form a pop-punk quartet called Done with Dolls while living in their hometown of Toronto. In 2011 the band opened for Allstar Weekend on their first tour.

Two years later Fitchett left the band and The Beaches formed. The name was a direct reference to the neighborhood where the Millers and Enman-McDaniel grew up. Fortunately, the band also gained musical influence from Earl, embracing a rock sound.

From there, The Beaches released two EPs, The beaches and Heightsbefore signing with Universal Music subsidiary Island Records in 2016.

In 2017 they released their first full studio album, last show, which was produced by Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric. Two of his singles, “Silver” and “T-shirt,” were hugely acclaimed, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Canada Rock charts and were certified gold by Music Canada in 2021.

As their musical journey continued, The Beaches won Breakthrough Band of the Year at the Juno Awards in 2018. That same year, the band also received a SOCAN Songwriting Award nomination for “Money “.

As their success continues to grow, the group releases its third EP, The professionalin 2019, accompanied by singles “Fascination” and “Snake tongue.”

As a result, the girls got another gig on tour with The Glorious Sons and Passion Pit and were even selected to open the Rolling Stones’ only Canadian leg on their Visit without filter. After opening for several bands, The Beaches have announced their first solo tour of 2020.

Preparing for the tour, the band was unfortunately forced to delay it after the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this setback only gave the girls more time to make music.

Time flew by and 2021 rolled by, signaling another new EP from the band, future lovers. With singles like “Let’s go” and “Explode,” the new drop contained songs that were originally intended for their second album which they decided to release earlier. Again, the band won a Juno Award this year for Best Rock Album for the EP.

Now The Beaches are looking forward to touring again for the first time in three years, and even releasing more new music for fans to listen to this summer. Released on July 20 accompanied by a music video, “Grow Up Tomorrow” acts as the band’s current debut single.

Starting August 9, The Beaches will perform across North America, starting in Brooklyn at Elsewhere. They’re even on track to sell out two shows at Toronto’s History in August.

The alt-pop band already have some major accomplishments under their belt, from winning major awards to selling out tour dates, but The Beaches still want more. As they embark on their summer tour, it’s clear that this band is ready to take on the world with their rock songs and introspective lyrics.

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