Five piece band based in Toronto, Canada. Formed by Molly Rankin (lead vocals), Kerri MacLellan (keyboards) and guitarist Alec O'Hanley. A short while later, Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIssac on drums, completed the outfit. After a self-released album they were signed by Polyvinyl Records. As of 2017, Sheridan Riley replaced Phil MacIssac as the current drummer.
Alvvays (pronounced "always") is a Canadian indie pop band formed in 2011, originating from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and currently based in Toronto, Ontario. It consists of Molly Rankin (vocals and guitar), Kerri MacLellan (keyboards), Alec O'Hanley (guitars), Abbey Blackwell (bass), and Sheridan Riley (drums). Their self-titled debut album, released in 2014, topped the US college charts. Their second studio album, Antisocialites, was released on September 8, 2017, and won the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018. Both albums were short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. Their third album, Blue Rev, was released on October 7, 2022.
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