This Friday night check out the one-two punch of Alvvays and Team Spirit at Detroit's newest venue The UFO Factory. Comprised of Molly Rankin (lead vocals/guitar), Kerri Maclellan (keys/vocals), Alec O'Hanley (guitar), Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums), Alvvays take the template laid out by the likes of Scottish stalwarts Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle & Sebastian and fuse it with a strong sense of self and a unique personality. Each shimmering track on their debut full-length frames Rankin's melancholic melodies and unwavering voice with meticulous arrangements and needlepoint guitars.
Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit—nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop thatglitters like sea glass.
"Next Of Kin"
Alvvays at The UFO Factory Detroit
Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7pm