To say that it’s been an eventful summer for The Beaches would be an understatement. Their latest single “T-Shirt” has enjoyed five weeks and running in the number one spot on the Canadian rock charts. That’s after winning a Juno for Breakthrough Group of the Year and a SOCAN Song Writing Prize for their song “Money”. To top it all off, they played the Rogers Centre in July, opening for the Foo Fighters on their Concrete and Gold tour.
Sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller, along with friends Leandra Earl and Eliza Enman-McDaniel formed a pop punk band called Done with Dolls in 2011. They secured a gig touring with Allstar Weekend, who had gained a massive following through their exposure on the Disney Channel. Done with Dolls also performed the theme song for Disney Channel’s teen sitcom Really Me.
Upon their return to Toronto, the band decided to move in a different direction. They changed their name to The Beaches, an homage to their east Toronto neighborhood. They adopted a more adult, alternative sound than that of their previous material. The Beaches released two EP’s before eventually signing to Universal Music Canada in 2016.
The band was intent on creating a hard rock record for their major debut album. “We really wanted to release a rock 'n' roll album, and everyone we worked with was down to help us accomplish that”, said frontwoman Jordan Miller when asked about the album. Late Show was produced by Emily Haines and James Shaw from the Toronto indie-rock band Metric.
The summer will continue to heat up for The Beaches, who are slated to perform at three festivals across Canada. First, they’re on the bill alongside Billy Talent and Arkells for the Empire Rock Fest in Belleville on July 28th. Next, they’ll be performing on August 4th at Osheaga, a legendary three-day indie-rock festival in Montreal. Finally, they’ll be joining July Talk and Carly Rae Jepson at Riverfest Elora on August 18th.
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