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The Beaches (band)

The Beaches are a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario,[1] consisting of Jordan Miller (lead vocals, bass), Kylie Miller (guitar), Leandra Earl (guitar, keyboards), and Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums, percussion).[2]

The Beaches
The Beaches Guelph 2017.jpg
The Beaches in August 2017; left to right: Eliza Enman-McDaniel, Jordan Miller, Kylie Miller, and Leandra Earl
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2013–present
Labels
Associated actsDone with Dolls
MembersJordan Miller
Kylie Miller
Leandra Earl
Eliza Enman-McDaniel

HistoryEdit

Sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller joined with Enman-McDaniel and guitarist Megan Fitchett in their early teens to form the pop punk quartet Done with Dolls in their hometown of Toronto.[2] The band undertook a tour in 2011 opening for Allstar Weekend,[3] and performed the theme song to the Family Channel teen sitcom Really Me.[3] By 2013, Fitchett had left and been replaced by Earl, and the band adopted a more adult sound and the name The Beaches,[2] named after the neighborhood of Toronto where the Millers and Enman-McDaniel grew up.[4][5]

The Beaches released two EPs, The Beaches (2013) and Heights (2014), before signing to Universal Music Canada and Island Records in 2016. They released their debut full-length studio album Late Show in 2017.[6] The album was produced by Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric.[7]

The band won Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018.[8][9] Later that year, they received a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for their song "Money".[10] The band was selected as the opening act for the only Canadian stop on the Rolling Stones' 2019 No Filter Tour.[11]

DiscographyEdit

 
The Beaches performing in September 2014

Studio albumsEdit

EPsEdit

  • The Beaches (2013)
  • Heights (2014)
  • The Professional (2019)

SinglesEdit

  • "Money" (2017)
  • "T-Shirt" (2018)
  • "Fascination" (2018)
  • "Snake Tongue" (2019) no. 34 on Canada Rock chart
  • "Want What You Got" (2019)

Music videosEdit

Year Song Director
2016 "Give It Up" Samuel Gursky
2017 "Money"
2018 "T-Shirt" James Villeneuve[12]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organisation Award Title Result
2018 Juno Awards Breakthrough Group of the Year Late Show Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toronto rockers The Beaches making Maritime debut". Halifax Chronicle-Herald, January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "The Beaches fight for agency in a male-dominated music industry". Now, November 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Young east-end band making waves". Inside Toronto, May 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Papila, Cenk (2017-11-06). "The Beaches on Being a Rock Band in 2017, Lame Pickup Attempts, and Getting Drunk at Jack Astor's". Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  5. ^ D'Angelo, Jessie. "Catching the Late Show".
  6. ^ "The Beaches Announce Debut LP, Share "Late Show" Video". Exclaim!, September 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "The Beaches Want to Be the Future of Rock 'n' Roll". Noisey, August 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Junos 2018: the complete list of winners". CBC News, · March 25, 2018
  10. ^ "2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Revealed". Exclaim!, May 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rolling Stones will rock out in Canada this summer during rescheduled tour". CBC News. May 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "THE BEACHES RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "T-SHIRT," THE SECOND SINGLE OFF THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ALBUM LATE SHOW". 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2019-01-01.

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