This week’s featured artist is The Beaches! An all-female rock band formed in Toronto in 2013, the band consists of Jordan Miller (lead vocals, bass), Kylie Miller (guitar), Leandra Earl (keyboards, guitar), and Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums, percussion). They are named after the Toronto neighbourhood where three of the four members grew up.

After releasing two EPs, they released their debut album, Late Show, in 2017, which features the track “T-Shirt”. The album was produced by Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric. Their latest EP, The Professional, was released in 2019. 

The band was selected as the opening act for the only Canadian stop on the Rolling Stones’ 2019 No Filter Tour, and in November 2019 they appeared as the on-field pre-game entertainment before the kick-off of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary. 

The Beaches won the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2018, and in the same year also recieved a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for their song “Money”. Their music is locally played on Rebel 101.7 and LIVE885.

Check below for a live video of their song T-Shirt andr a power chord tab of the main riff! Watch out for this riff – it’s got a groovy, disjointed rhythm. It starts on pickup notes and has a slight rhythm change between the recurrences of the D to B switch, which can make it a bit tricky!

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