The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

ALVVAYS, Alvvays live at Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 3rd September 2015
  • Supported by: TBC

DHP Presents



Genre Jangle pop, indie

For Fans Of Honeyblood, Braids.

Hometown Toronto, Ontario.

Background Friends since childhood, Alvvays vocalist Molly Rankin and keyboardist Kerri MacLellan began playing music with Alec O'Hanley while in high school. Rankin is the daughter of John Morris Rankin of The Rankin Family, a group who enjoyed international success in the 1990s. Molly Rankin released a solo EP titled "She EP" in 2010 and then formed Alvvays with MacLellan, O'Hanley (formerly of Two Hours Traffic), and new members Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac.

Following tours with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John, the group recorded a full-length album, Alvvays, which was released by Royal Mountain Records (Canada), Polyvinyl Records (US), and Transgressive Records (Europe) in July 2014. Chad VanGaalen, John Agnello, and Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck all contributed to the album's production.Alvvays went to #1 on US college charts on August 5, 2014.

What the press says “An indie-pop wonder" - Rolling Stone.

What Rescue Rooms “Slaves have fast become one of our favourite bands over the past year. They smashed it recently on the NME tour at Rock City and we’re sure the show here at Rescue Rooms is going to be special”. 

Everyone's favourite track 'Archie, Marry Me'

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