The Aquadolls Reveal “Sneaky” New Single

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Today, The Aquadolls have releases the single and video for Sneaky, the freshest cut off of their upcoming record, Charmed. Produced by Chris Szczech in Los Angeles, the new song puts the angst surrounding the uncertainty of a relationship directly under a microscope; this close study fueled by a gritty sound that juxtaposes the heaviness of bands like The Breeders and Veruca Salt, and the hopeful dreaminess of shoegaze bands like Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Today’s release also arrives alongside an official video directed by Jenna Houchin. Starring the band in all their femme fatale glory, the storyline glides through performance footage, smashed cakes and burning dollhouses as The Aquadolls question their relationship circumstances.

Instead of attempting to escape these simmering feelings of doubt, the self-coined “mermaid rock and rollers” lean into them, opening the floodgates and letting all of their inhibitions pour into this bombastic cascade of sound. Daydreams about tender nights spent tangled under sheets must cease, there is only room for these anxiety-ridden intrusive thoughts. “Am I just your late night sneaky little thing?” lead vocalist Melissa Brooks questions; though, she’s not entirely sure if she wants to know the answer.

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“’Sneaky’ tells the story of the uncertainties of what could come from a late-nighthookup. Unsure if the other person is growing feelings or only physical attraction, this song shows the struggle of being someone’s dirty little secret. A nostalgic tune about that sickly sweet feeling you get in your gut when you start feeling a little more than lust for that late night hookup. For when you’re stuck in a state of wondering if they feel the same way, or if you’re just wastingtime fantasizing about what could be.”


In celebration of all their upcoming full length, The Aquadolls will be setting out on a headline North American tour, running from coast to coast from late April through early June with a stop at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival. You can view the band’s upcoming tour dates here and you can catch them on the 9th March in Roseville, CA, with Otoboke Beaver