Alvvays share new song “Plimsoll Punks”

Alvvays

Canadian lo-fi rockers Alvvays are back with a new song, the third to come from their highly anticipated sophomore record. The song “Plimsoll Punks” is a treat, make sure you grab Antisocialites when it drops September 8 on Polyvinyl.

I can’t think of a better power pop band out there right now. It feels like it has been ages since they dropped their self-titled debut in 2014, but it’s proving very much worth the wait. I first heard some of these new songs at their Fortress Fest performance a few months back, and the studio versions have yet to disappoint.

The latest — “Plimsoll Punks” — is another song that builds on what made them a breakout band a few years ago. The soundscapes have more layers and edge and an equally catchy hook. “Getting me down, getting me down, you’re getting me down,” singer Molly Rankin sings, and the song features quite the breakdown before the final chorus. Give it a listen below.

Alvvays has a tour coming up, but if you want to see them anywhere near Los Angeles, your only bet as now is at the Long Beach festival Music Tastes Good. They should be an excellent fit for that lineup and we really enjoyed ourselves there last year.

 

Upcoming Alvvays Tour Dates:
08/26 – Leeds, UK @ This Must Be The Place Festival
08/27 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s [SOLD OUT]
08/28 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
08/29 – Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads $
09/02 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/03 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute 2 $
09/04 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms $
09/06 – Oxford, UK @ Bullingdon Arms $
09/07 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla [SOLD OUT]
09/08 – London, UK @ Koko [SOLD OUT]
09/09 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla [SOLD OUT]
09/11 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere $
09/12 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell $
09/13 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow $
09/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden $
09/16 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix $
09/17 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko $
09/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet $
09/30 – Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
10/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/07 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # [SOLD OUT]
10/08 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # [SOLD OUT]
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
10/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
10/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
10/14 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
10/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs #
10/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
10/18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees #
10/20 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf #
10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar # [SOLD OUT]
10/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
10/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
10/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $ [SOLD OUT]
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox $
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
11/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $
11/04 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick $
12/13 – Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/14 – Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/15 – Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/16 – Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]

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