Forming in 2005 in Adelaide, South Australia, to play a one off show, The Beards rose in popularity and soon found they had developed a local cult following with the release of their first album The Beards in July 2007. The band followed this up by being selected to play the Adelaide Big Day Out in 2008 & 2009. In 2009 the band traveled to Alaska to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Beard & Moustache Championships.
The band has gone on to tour Australia extensively, they have produced video clips for the tracks "If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums", "Got Me a Beard", "Beard Accessory Store" and "You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man" with the latter single coming 99th place in Triple J's Top 100 list of 2011, as well as releasing a live DVD. In 2013 they plan to tour the UK, which includes appearing at the Bearded Theory Festival in May.
In early 2014, The Beards travelled Europe on a Euro - Bout To Grow A Beard Tour with stops in Britain (Stereo, Glasgow; The Glee Club, Nottingham; The Black Box, Belfast), Denmark (Copenhagen), The Netherlands, and Germany (Frankfurt; Underground, Cologne). At Cologne a 90 minute show was recorded for Rockpalast.