Ever ascending, the Canadian fuzz-pop quintet Alvvays are set to continue making a splash in 2016 with announcements that they will embarking their first ever Australian tour, followed by three North American nights with Courtney Barnett between two exciting debut Coachella appearances.
Despite a busy schedule, they've also been taking as much time as possible at home in Toronto to work on their next record.
The group had a breakout run behind the critically acclaimed and fan adored self-titled debut.
Released by Polyvinyl Records the album was produced by indie-guru Chad VanGaalen and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh as well as John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile.)
Having already been chosen by NME as “a band everyone will be talking about after SXSW”, the band have also captured the attention of the likes of Pitchfork, DIY and Stereogum, with their tracks "Adult Diversion" and "Archie, Marry Me". The band has received accolades from press and other indie legends across the board.
Comprised of Molly Rankin (lead vocals/guitar), Kerri Maclellan (keys/vocals), Alec O'Hanley (guitar), Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums), Alvvays take the template laid out by the likes of Scottish stalwarts Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle & Sebastian and fuse it with a strong sense of self and a unique personality. Each shimmering track on their debut full-length frames Rankin's melancholic melodies and unwavering voice with meticulous arrangements and needlepoint guitars.
Mar 4 - Goodgod Small Club - Sydney, NSW, Australia *
Mar 5 - Divine Times Festival at Spectrum Now - Sydney, NSW, Australia #
Mar 6 - Northcote Social Club - Northcote, VIC, Australia *
Mar 7 - Forum Theater - Melbourne, VIC, Australia %
Mar 8 - The Brightside - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia
Mar 12 - Estereo 2016 - Bogota, Colombia
Apr 14 - Pomona, CA ^
Apr 16 - Coachella 2016 - Indio, CA
Apr 19 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada ^
Apr 20 - McMenamin's - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR ^
Apr 21 - The Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA ^
Apr 23 - Coachella 2016 - Indio, CA
* w/ Major Leagues (AU)
^ w/ Courtney Barnett
# w/ The Jesus And Mary Chain, U.S. Girls, Seekae
% w/ The Jesus And Mary Chain