The Beaches Play Intimate Gig In Hollywood And Rock It Proper The Juno Award Winning Band Headline In Los Angeles While On Tour With Passion Pit
LOS ANGELES, CA- The Beaches are a Juno Award winning, Toronto based indie rock band consisting of Jordan Miller (lead vocals, guitar), Kylie Miller (guitar), Eliza Enman McDaniel (drums) and Leandra Earl (keyboardist/guitarist), and these gals rock. The Beaches are currently on tour with Passion Pitt through the month of May, but they were able to play an intimate, stand-alone gig in Hollywood at Sayers Club that I was able to hit up.
The Beaches released their last album, Late Show, in 2017. Since then they have released a handful of singles, the most recent being “Snake Tongue” which is a melodically angsty anthem that serves as a war cry railing against men with snake tongues whose unwanted advances need to be pushed to the side. I’ve always loved this band’s raw, unbridled sound and energy, but I really love how the song’s theme really compliments their overall musical tone. There’s an urgency that really hits home. I, for one, wouldn’t mind hearing more of the same.
When I arrived at the venue thirty minutes early, there was already a line waiting to get in. I found myself standing with newly transplanted Canadians and a couple who were in town on vacation from Toronto. They each impressed upon me how good The Beaches were live. Their performance at Sayers Club was pretty damn impressive.
The ladies may be young, but they played and performed way beyond their years. Every hard hitting riff was clean and precise. The drumming was steady and strong. Sonically, their live performance was as polished and boisterous as their produced, studio cuts.
Each member brought their own personality to the show (superficially, they each wore their own distinctive ensembles on stage which I can only surmise is reflective of their own individual personalities), but they all coalesced into one organism with the purpose to rock the stage proper. The interconnectedness between the members shone through. Whether they were playing off of, or joking with, each other, there was just such an organic sense that these young ladies love performing with each other.
Jordan, in particular, was a joy to watch. She knows how to be a front-woman. She exudes a confident sass when she sings/yells the melody, and when her band backs her up on a chorus or call and response, it’s like a little mini-army of magical sirens urging the audience to dig in deep with them.
I certainly hope that more new music is in the queue for this band. I’d love to hear what else they’ve got up their sleeves, and more importantly, I’d love for them to tour in support of the new music cause I can’t wait to see them perform again.
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