Alvvays release inventive ‘Next of Kin’ video – tour with Real Estate in Oct‏

September 18, 2014


New single ‘Next of Kin’ released 27th October

Watch the inventive, part animated video now

Tour with Real Estate begins 20th Oct + headline London show on 20th Oct | |


One of 2014’s most talked about bands Alvvays have unveiled the new video to their track ‘Next of Kin’, ahead of their UK tour alongside Real Estate, which begins October 20th. The inventive video, directed by Connor Gilhooly, uses filmed footage, overlaid with stop frame animation, paintings and drawings.

Alvvays have also just been confirmed to be taking part in Transgressive Records’ 10 year anniversary celebrations, with a show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on October 30th, alongside rising bands Blaenavon and Gengahr.

The Canadian band amassed incredible acclaim on both side of the Atlantic, with the likes of Guardian, Sunday Times Culture, MOJO, NME, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone all praising their debut self-titled album. Their single ‘Archie, Marry Me’ spent weeks on the BBC 6Music Playlist and in the US, it was the first ever debut single to reach the number one spot on the CMJ Music Chart.

Debut album Alvvays is available now via Transgressive Records: CD / Vinyl / iTunes.

Tour dates
* with Real Estate
^ with Blaenavon & Gengahr

Oct 20th    Junction 2                        Cambridge*                         TICKETS
Oct 21st    Kazimier                           Liverpool *                           TICKETS
Oct 22nd   O2 Academy                    Dublin*                                 TICKETS
Oct 24th    The Institute                      Birmingham*                       TICKETS
Oct 25th    Brudenell Social Club       Leeds*                                 TICKETS
Oct 26th    Riverside                           Newcastle*                         TICKETS
Oct 28th     Komedia                            Brighton*                             TICKETS
Oct 29th    Shepherd’s Bush Empire   London *                             TICKETS
Oct 30th    Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club        London^          TICKETS

Praise for Alvvays:

“… you cannot help but be drawn in” – Sunday Times Culture – Debut of the Week
“some genuinely great moments” – Guardian
“Charming and cherishable” – MOJO
“A great debut record laced with melancholy and beautiful moments.” NME – 8/10
“It’s a timeless, modern classic.” The Line of Best Fit – 9/10
“With each effort packing at least half a dozen unique hooks, it’s difficult for anything to come off remotely dull.” DIY – 4/5
“Stardom beckons.” The 405 – 8/10
“the songs on Alvvays are pretty indestructible” Drowned In Sound – 8/10
“This is the sound of pristine pop music” Pitchfork – 7.6

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