In 2010 three friends made the decision to start making music together on a whim… three years, countless rehearsals and live shows later, we have The Beverleys, a TKO of a trio dead set on using their impulses to make heads bang while they shake off their troubles. Their dual guitar (Joanna Lund, Susan Burke) and drum (Audrey Hammer) attack recalls the time when punk first broke– their sound is imbued with a grungy heaviness characteristic of the Toronto scene but with the sharper and more defined lines of a band too quick to get lost in the murk. To their credit, it hasn’t taken long for others to catch on: in 2012 The Beverleys recorded early versions of their taut tunes with Fucked Up’s Ben Cook which they then released via their Bandcamp. They’ve also become an in-demand act locally, playing a flood of shows throughout 2013 with the likes of Buzz’s own HSY as well as The Dirty Nil, Crosss and Ice Age.
This self-titled EP will be The Beverleys’ Buzz Records debut. Recorded and mixed at Dream House Studios (Crystal Castles, Metz) and mastered by James Plotkin, the three tracks showcase the band’s geography of influences as well as their talent for mining the right ones. Opener “Bad Company” is a visceral first impression, with Susan Burke’s raspy vocals riding high over fuzzed out power-chords and Audrey Hammer’s skittering drum beat. The EP will be released digitally on February 11th via Buzz Records.
1. Bad Company (2:23)
2. Dreams (2:40)
3. This Is Not A Union (2:31)
The Beverleys will set out on tour in support of the EP alongside labelmates HSY
02/14 Hamilton,ON – The Baltimore House *
02/21 London,ON – The Black Shire *
02/28 Toronto,ON (EP Release Show) – Sneaky Dees
03/02 Brooklyn,NY – Death By Audio *
03/07 Ottawa,ON – Cafe Alt *
03/08 Montreal,QC – New Drones Club *
* w / HSY