The Aquadolls were founded in January 2012 by Melissa Brooks, the lead singer and songwriter for the band in La Mirada, California. Melissa began recording bedroom demos of her songs and eventually formed a relationship with Southern-California based indie label Burger Records, who released The Aquadolls 'We Are Free EP' in early 2013, and their debut album 'Stoked On You' in December 2014.
In June 2018, Brooks made a comeback with the release of 'Bleach 7”’ on her new self-made record label, Aqua Babe Records. “Bleach” and “Runaway” were the first singles for the new album, followed by “Communicationissexy/idkhow2communicate” in September 2018. It was then that the stars aligned and the new era of The Aquadolls commenced with Jackie Proctor joining the band on drums and backup vocals, Keilah Nina on keyboard, bass, and backup vocals, and Kate Rose on lead guitar and backup vocals. The band grew as a powerful foursome leading up to the release of The Aquadolls highly anticipated second album, “The Dream and the Deception”, recorded and self-produced by Brooks and released October 28, 2018 on Aqua Babe Records, The Aquadolls own record label. The four girls are now currently gearing up to record and release an EP this fall, followed by touring and many festivals in the summer of 2019.
Having opened for the likes of Kate Nash, Vivian Girls, and The Raveonettes, playing festivals with Weezer, The Growlers, Cat Power, and FIDLAR, co-headlining a tour with SWMRS, as well as headlining a US tour and playing local California shows, The Aquadolls are in-your-face and good vibes all at once with energetic performances that leave you anticipating the next show. The Aquadolls pack a punch with tongue-in cheek lyrics, hard-hitting licks, and soothing vocal harmonies that will guarantee a head bang from anyone listening.