Puppy's Planet!!! Alvvays

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By Puppy Stopnik

Alvvays, pronounced "Always", is a Canadian Indie rock band formed in Toronto, Canada in 2011. Containing vocalist Molly Rankin, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, guitarist Alec O'Hanley, bassist Brian Murphy and drummer Phill MacIsaac.

Molly grew up writing music with her neighbor, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan. In her later teen years she met guitarist Alec O'Hanely at a concert. Alec helped Molly quietly release a solo extended play titled "She" in 2010.

In the following year Avvays was formed including the new band mates. The group toured extensively as supporting acts for bands such as "Peter Bjorn and John". They recorded their debut album with Chad VanGaalen in March 2013. After the album was complete, the group made cassette copies to pass out at festivals and concerts. Soon they were signed to Polyvinyl records.

Alvvays got #1 on the US college chart on August 5, 2014. Their song "Archie Marry Me" became a hit. They were described as an "Indie Pop Wonder". This is the type of music you can put on loop for hours and not get sick of it, very soothing.

The band toured heavily in support of their debut, including performing at Glastonbury 2015. Alvvays is currently in studio recording and writing their second album! I cannot wait to see what they come up with. Future come faster!!

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