The Balconies


The Balconies stand before you – teeth bared, eyelashes batting, clothing and hair drenched in sweat.  In the blink of an eye, the group has grown from a humble indie pop band to a leather-clad three-headed rock and roll monster, punctuated by 80s hair metal flair.

With Jacquie at the helm, backed by the rippling rhythms of Liam and Stephen, The Balconies continue to steamroll unsuspecting crowds throughout Europe and continental North America – doing it heavier and sweatier each and every night (go ahead, try to outdo Jacquie’s deep rock lunges and swirling hair).  They’ve shared the stage with Cold War Kids, Mother Mother, Devo, Sloan, Stars, Wide Mouth Mason, Big Sugar, Tokyo Police Club, Bad Religion, Rival Sons, and the Sam Roberts Band.

But The Balconies aren’t satisfied. They’re out for blood and hungry for fresh ears – as indicated by the video for new single “The Slo”, a cut from the upcoming album that premiered via ION Magazine (Canada) and AltSounds (UK) this fall.   So far in 2013, The Balconies have taken Europe by storm; touring with Rival Sons, playing packed showcases at MIDEM in Cannes, Liverpool Sound City (UK), and Brighton’s The Great Escape in addition to North American dates at South By Southwest, Canadian Music Week, and North By Northeast. With a new full-length album recorded with legendary producer Arnold Lanni (Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace) on the horizon, and a fall full of relentless touring, the future looks bright.

So, if you fancy a riot of gargantuan rhythmic proportions, swing by.  Oh, and be prepared – this will get loud.


– The Balconies were featured on CBC Television’s popular crime-drama series Cracked (Season 2, Episode 2; “The Price”) in October 2013. The appearance included a lead role for front woman Jacquie and a live performance by the full band.

– Current single, “The Slo”, is in heavy rotation on stations across Canada and the UK, including SiriusXM (The Verge) and CBC Radio 3.

– “The Slo” reached #9 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 (September, 2013).

– Upcoming album, “Fast Motions” was recorded by legendary producer Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan)and will be released via Coalition Music.

– Debut EP “Kill Count” saw a European release in May of 2013.

– Supported Rival Sons on their 2013 Canadian and European tour.

– “Do It In The Dark”single debuted onMuchMusic on October 26, 2012.

– The “Kill Count” single received extensive major radio play cross-Canada, including  features, spotlights and interviews, with the video surpassing 29,000 hits on YouTube. The French version of the song received heavy rotation in Quebec as well.

– Named a band to watch by MSN Canada and the National Post.

– Featured on the cover of Ottawa Xpress and VOIR (Ottawa/Montreal).

– Charted #16 on Sirius XM’s Top 50 Songs of 2011 with the “Kill Count” single.

– Have appeared at festivals such asSouth By Southwest(Austin), Summerfest(Milwaukee), Filter Magazine’s Culture Collides(LA), Goldenvoice’s Edgefest(Toronto), North By Northeast, Canadian Music Week, Halifax POP