THE PROFESSIONAL EP
SARAH AVRIN // Publicist
ERIN JEAN HUSSEY // Publicist
Juno Award-winning, Toronto-based rock band 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 performances. After two self-released EPs, The Beaches unveiled their debut album Late Show in October 2017. Late Show 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. Instant radio favourites the single “Money” secured #1 for three consecutive weeks and “T-Shirt” for nine weeks on the Billboard Rock Chart.
After two self-released EPs, The Beaches unveiled their debut album Late Show in October 2017. Late Show was produced by Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric. The album’s first single “Money” secured #1 for three consecutive weeks and follow-up “T-Shirt” held the top spot for nine weeks on the Billboard Rock Chart. Last year also saw The Beaches opening for the Foo Fighters, accompanying the Glorious Sons on their North American Tour and headlining their own shows across Canada. Additionally, the band received an iHeart MMVA nomination in the “Best New Canadian Artist” category where they performed their hit “T-Shirt,” while Sir Elton John, whose support for the girls spans multiple singles. The year closed out with new track “Fascination” firmly embedded in the top 10 at alternative radio in Canada.
Their acclaimed The Professional EP was recently released via Island Records. Over the last few months, the band won over massive crowds and accolades spanning BrooklynVegan, Paste Magazine, Last.fm and WXPN The Key with their muscular riffs and lyrical wit on a national tour with Passion Pit and a select date with Eagles of Death Metal. The band was thrilled to open for The Rolling Stones in Toronto and will give blazing performances at Austin City Limits Music Festival + Riot Fest this fall.
Weaving in influences from David Bowie to The Bangles to James Brown, The Professional EP is an energetic romp into the world of The Beaches. From eschewing unwanted male attention to elevating the women they admire, each song builds a specific and still relatable world for the listener. Produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Weezer), the EP follows a whirlwind couple of years for the band.
The Beaches are on the precipice of even greater things in 2019.