The Beaches

The Beaches


Sun, November 25, 2018

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY


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The Beaches
The Beaches
Toronto-based band The Beaches are glam rock and garage. They are undeniably warm and unquestionably cool. They are the girls next door and they are the life of the party. However you break it down, The Beaches are 100% rock and roll.

Comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel on drums, and Leandra Earl on keys and guitar, the band has a natural kismet that shines through on each of their tracks and in their live performance. Their songs flow with unparalleled ease, headbangers with resonance.

Although the girls are all in their early 20s, they’ve been writing and performing together as a band for more than a decade. However, the last year has seen the band release their major label debut, tour the U.S. for the first time, headline a Canadian tour, win a London Music Award and take home the coveted 2018 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year.

Collectively best friends, each individual brings something unique to the table, yielding songs that was the fine line between a heavy-hitting gut punch and a hell of a lot of fun. In fact, according to Leandra, they sometimes have too much fun writing: “Jordan and I will sometimes get into our own zone and write our Dracula rock opera,” she says, totally serious. “The others have to get us back to working on the sound.”

Being an all-female group certainly sets them apart from the male-dominated rock world, but there’s a collective eye roll at the suggestion of being called a “girl group.” “It’s one of those things where you wish you didn’t have to mention it,” says Eliza, sighing. “It makes us unique, yeah, but we shouldn’t have to define ourselves as a female rock band. We’re a rock band.” They’re excited at the prospect of inspiring other young women to join bands, but it’s not why they play. “We’re not doing this to be role models,” says Kylie. “We’re in this band because we love to play together and we love music.”

fThe Beaches’ love of rock and roll is obvious; with wide-spanning influences including David Bowie, The Strokes, The Rolling Stones, St. Vincent and The Pretenders, their songs translate easily to live shows, connecting with any kind of audience.

Performing is particularly important to The Beaches. “Onstage you get to let go of all your insecurities and channel a purely confident person,” says Jordan. “You get to be really free.” Eliza agrees, adding, “It can be like therapy. Sometimes you can just focus, forget the crowd is there, and just be so in the moment doing what you do best.”

The band’s first major label single, “Money,” clearly reflects the girls’ love for rock and roll. Composed of tight, gritty rock riffs, Noisey described it as a “compelling, captivating track,” that “as a whole represents their hunger to bring authenticity back to rock music.” The song reached No. 2 on the Alternative radio chart. Their second single, “T-Shirt,” is poised to surpass “Money’s” success already perched at No. 4 at Alternative radio in just 4 weeks.

After two self-released EPs, The Beaches unveiled their debut album Late Show in October 2017. Late Show consists of 12 tracks and was recorded in Toronto and produced by Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of five-time Juno Award-winners Metric, and mixed by multi-Grammy Award-winner Tchad Blake (Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys, U2).

The Beaches have already toured the UK, performed at Canadian festivals including Festival d'été de Québec, Osheaga and Wayhome, and opened for such acts as Eagles of Death Metal, Alvvays and several other acclaimed artists. The Beaches were also personally selected by Death From Above to accompany them on their 27-date North American tour in fall 2017, which included stops in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto.
Hideout’s inception began on the road. Made up of Gabriel Rodriguez (guitar/vocals) and Cory Stier (drums), the duo are longtime friends from San Diego who grew up playing in bands both together and separately. Now touring members of Cults and living on different coasts, Cory and Gabe took advantage of time on tour by writing music. “Recently I've been playing in other peoples bands,” Gabe says, “however I've always been writing my own music. Cory and I have been collaborating for years. We mostly would work on songs for fun with no real idea of what it would become.” Fast-forward to present day and Hideout is gearing up to release their debut album, Hideout - Rookie.

Hideout - Rookie is comprised of eleven tracks written and recorded over the course of the last 2 years. “Cory and I live on opposite sides of the country, so writing and recording takes time,” notes Gabe. “I start with demoing songs in my apartment, usually just a guitar riff and a melody. I then send it off to Cory who works on rhythms. We talk about it on the phone, and in person when our schedules allow us to meet up. We both tour in Cults so sometimes we work in hotel rooms or backstage or in the van.”

Reminiscent of early Bowie, Hideout - Rookie is complete with gritty guitar loops and ethereal vocals singing tales of abduction and space travels. “I’m really into Sci-Fi,” Gabe laughs. So much so that three songs on the album are actually an interconnecting story, starting with Skylights, which tells of a young boy’s kidnapping by “lights in the sky.” The boy is returned home with no recollection of his family or life before the lights. Battle Lights gives the listener a peak into the boy’s life a few years after his return. Now having visions, the boy hears voices that tell him to preach the lessons learned during his space journey. And of course, he’s seen as delusional. Stronger is told from the perspective of the boy’s mother. After he is committed, she sits in his hospital room wondering where she went wrong. Was there more she could have done? The visions have taken over.

Hideout - Rookie transcends listeners to a world of fantasy while evoking sounds of one of rock’s greatest eras.

Hideout - Rookie hits streets November 4th via Thrill Me! Records.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211