Lead singer Melissa Brooks says, ““Disappearing Girl” is about not being able to put yourself first while in a relationship. No matter how much the other person wants to reach you they can’t, and you continue to drift apart until the relationship fizzles out into a distant dream.”
The trio has a busy summer ahead with a stint supporting Jimmy Eat World at Chicago’s Metro on July 31, and appearances at Lollapalooza on August 1, Beachlife Festival on September 11 and Ohana Festival on September 25.
Having opened for artists like Pennywise, Kate Nash, Vivian Girls, and X, playing festivals with Weezer, Rancid, Cat Power, and FIDLAR, touring with White Reaper, as well as headlining North American tours and playing local California shows, The Aquadolls’ latest single “Take Me Away” has garnered over 1 million plays, with the band averaging over 10k listeners per day and over 125k monthly listeners on Spotify.
The Aquadolls are in-your-face and good vibes all at once, with energetic performances that leave you anticipating the next show. The band packs a punch with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, hard-hitting licks, and soothing vocal harmonies that will guarantee a headbang from anyone listening.
The Aquadolls formed in La Mirada, CA in January 2012, by Melissa Brooks, the band’s lead singer and songwriter. Melissa began recording bedroom demos of her songs and eventually released the album ‘We Are Free’ in early 2013, followed by the LP ‘Stoked on You’ in December 2014.
After a brief break from releases, the stars aligned in July 2018, and the new era of The Aquadolls commenced with Jacqueline Proctor on drums and Keilah Nina on bass. The band grew as a powerful threesome leading up to the release of The Aquadolls’ highly anticipated second album, ‘The Dream and the Deception,’ recorded and self-produced by Brooks and self-released October 28, 2018, on Aqua Babe Records.
Following their sophomore album, the trio self-released the single “Suck on This” in summer 2019, followed by their 2020 viral cover of Lash’s “Take Me Away” (a track made famous via its inclusion in the 2003 Lindsay Lohan-starring Disney film ‘Freaky Friday’).