Indie Week Band of the Day: The Beaches

By: Sheena Lyonnais October 12, 2013

Toronto’s the Beaches are an edgy all-girl rock band that has landed international attention even though they have yet to graduate from high school. They did a “Blurred Lines” influenced video for their track “Absolutely Nothing” that caught them some acclaim, but it’s their new video for “Loner” (71,235 YouTube views and counting) that catches my eye. Sexual party scenes paired with shots taken around the city are backed by drum-driven imagery of the band tearing it up. The whole thing evokes a familiar Pretty Reckless vibe but with an improved Joan Jett attitude. They draw deserved comparisons to the Runaways for their youthful energy and fearlessness. Their debut EP was produced by Raine Maida and “Loner” is the campaign track for French Connection’s fall/winter ad campaign. This is a band people are talking about and after catching them at Indie Week you will too.


Be sure to catch the Beaches perform at Toronto Music Scene Indie Week After Party on Oct 18 alongside TJ Hollywood, Wildheart and the Ascot Royals.

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