The Aquadolls Are Your Dirty Little Secret On New Song “Sneaky”

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Big Hassle Media*





“Sneaky” single artwork

“The Aquadolls have been pulling fans in with the irresistible potency of a riptide ever since splashing onto the scene.”

“The Aquadolls are a band to most definitely keep an eye on.”

The Aquadolls release the single and video for “Sneaky,” the freshest cut off of their upcoming record, Charmed. Produced by Chris Szczech (The Goo Goo Dolls) 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 – Stream.

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.

Further expanding on the single release, Brooks said, “’Sneaky’ tells the story of the uncertainties of what could come from a late-night hookup. Unsure if the other person is growing feelings or only physical attraction, this song shows the struggle of being someone’s dirty little secret.” 

Bassist Keilah Nina continues, “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 wasting time fantasizing about what could be.”
Press photo by Jenna Houchin

The 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 – Watch.

In celebration of all their upcoming music, The Aquadolls will be setting out on a headline North American Spring Fling tour, running from coast to coast from late April through early June with a stop at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival. All upcoming dates can be found here and below.

Tour admat by Jamal Crawford


April 26 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
April 28 – Lost Lake – Denver, CO
April 30 – Beer City Music Hall – Oklahoma City, OK
May 2 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
May 4 – Hooch and Hive – Tampa, FL
May 5 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
May 6 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
May 7 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 8 – The End – Nashville, TN
May 10 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
May 11 – Sonia – Boston, MA
May 12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 14 – The Drake – Toronto, ON
May 17 – Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
May 18 – House of Blues (Cambridge Room) – Cleveland, OH
May 19 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
May 20 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
May 22 – Encore at Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
May 23 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
May 24 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
May 26 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
May 27 – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
May 28 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
May 30 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
May 31 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, TX
June 1 – House of Blues (Voodoo Room) – San Diego CA
June 2 – The Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
June 3 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
June 4 – Cherry Festival – Beaumont, CA 

All tour information here

Later this year, the band will unveil the entirety of their third studio album Charmed. In 2022, they released the project’s first single “Beachy.” Starting off as various guitar and drum loops with incoherent lyrics, “Beachy” emerged as a powerhouse, vibe-y, reverb-drenched, twinkle of nostalgia tale that rejects longing for someone and focuses on loving yourself first. Now with “Sneaky,” ruminating over soaring guitar riffs and a pulsating drumbeat, The Aquadolls boldly chart their path forward; not-so-sneakily hinting at all of the exciting content coming from this trio in the near future.


When Melissa Brooks formed The Aquadolls 10 years ago, it served as an outlet for her to channel her angst. In high school, she was bullied by her peers and music served as a therapeutic way to express herself in a positive way. Following the formation of the bedroom project, Brooks — who serves as the band’s primary singer, songwriter and guitarist — released the Free EP in 2012 and her debut album, Stoked on You in 2013. After cycling through musicians, Brooks joined forces with bassist Keilah Nina and drummer Jacqueline Proctor and things fell into place. The trio released their sophomore album, The Dream and Deception, in 2018.

Once their current lineup solidified around the release of The Dream and Deception, The Aquadolls made serious moves. They’ve performed with artists including Kate Nash, Pennywise and Jimmy Eat World and have featured on major festival lineups like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Warped Tour and a pair of appearances at Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival. The Los Angeles-based band spent the summer of ’22 on the road with Incubus and Sublime with Rome.

Coming later this year, The Aquadolls’ third album, Charmed (which is named after the popular ‘90s/‘00s TV show), is a natural progression for their discography. Don’t let the relatable tales focused on love and relationships, heartbreak and longing for more fool you, The Aquadolls still are about having fun and showcasing humor in their lyrics. Charmed charts the growth in The Aquadolls’ sound, fusing elements of melodic ‘60s harmonies and ‘90s-driven crunchiness with a modern twist that ushered in a new era for them and it serves as a strong representation of what they want to do.

Even as the current edition of The Aquadolls continues to evolve, their signature sound as a guitar-driven band remains the same. Armed with a continued desire to promote their message of self-love and positivity, Charmed is the perfect step forward. Combining a cohesive sound with this message, The Aquadolls are comfortable growing up with their audience — who view things through never perfect, Vaseline-tinged view of the world.

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