New Great Song From Alvvays – Dreams Tonite (Video)
“Dreams Tonite”, from Antisocialites, released September 8, 2017.
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Alvvays has been sporadically recording and writing their second studio album, since 2015. Several new original songs had been performed throughout 2014 and 2015, titled “Your Type” (often the opening song of the show), “New Haircut” (later re-titled “Saved By A Waif”), “Hey” and 2016 saw the addition of “Not My Baby”, and “Dreams” to the new material often performed.
Following the addition of other songs such as “Plimsoll Punks” as part of live shows in spring 2017, Alvvays released a teaser clip of a song called “In Undertow” from their sophomore album Antisocialites. As well as songs already played at previous shows, new song titles from this record include “Already Gone”, “Forget About Life”, “In Undertow”, “Lollipop (Ode To Jim)”and “Saved By A Waif” (formerly known as “New Haircut”). The album was released on September 8, 2017. A North American and European tour in support of the album has been announced for autumn 2017 and Sheridan Riley will be drumming for the band on this tour.
Alvvays’ music has been described as jangle pop by the music press and its members. According to Rankin, the band’s emphasis is primarily on strong melodies, rather than for a specific genre: “If old people ask, I say it sounds like the Cranberries. If young people ask, I call it jangle pop. If a punk asks, I say it’s pop.” The band sounds similar to Best Coast and has often been compared to Camera Obscura; Rankin noted she shared vocalist Tracyanne Campbell‘s “fondness for the pathetic perspective.” Rankin sought inspiration from Stephen Merritt, frontman of the Magnetic Fields, appreciating the honest but lighthearted nature of his lyrics. Rankin’s personal influences include the Magnetic Fields, Teenage Fanclub, Dolly Mixture, the Smiths, Celine Dion, Pavement, the Primitives, and Oasis. While the band does not have an overt Celtic music sound, Rankin acknowledges she was immersed in the genre from childhood and it has a discernible influence on the way she sings and writes melodies.