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Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle.

Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.

Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.

With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile).

The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

The self-titled record will be released on July 21 in Europe on Transgressive Records. On July 22, the record will be released in the USA on Polyvinyl Record and Royal Mountain Records in Canada.



21 Feb 18The ChurchLeeds, UK
22 Feb 18O2 Academy 2Leicester, UK
23 Feb 18RoundhouseLondon, UK
26 Feb 18Le TrabendoParis, FRANCE
27 Feb 18Gebaude 9Cologne, GERMANY
28 Feb 18SO36Berlin, GERMANY
01 Mar 18AmpereMunich, GERMANY
03 Mar 18FlexVienna, AUSTRIA
04 Mar 18Cafe V LesePrague, CZECH REP
06 Mar 18Paradiso NoordAmsterdam, NETHERLANDS
07 Mar 18DoornroosjeNijmegen, NETHERLANDS
09 Mar 18RotondesLuxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
10 Mar 18AtlasAarhus, DENMARK
11 Mar 18VegaCopenhagen, DENMARK