Despite Alvvays becoming something of an indie rock staple, Antisocialities is only their second album, such is the maturity of their already well-honed sound.
In Undertow is a remarkably realistic song chronicling coping strategies post-break-up, vocalist Molly Rankin’s vocals as dreamy as ever. The drums on Plimsoll Punks unite with the band’s trademark jangly guitars as Rankin repeats the song’s infectious hook. Your Type is a blistering two minute number that shows off the band’s poppier side, while Not My Baby’s trajectory allows you to see multiple sides of the band – one moment they’re full of energy, the next they’re contemplative. With Antisocialities, Alvvays expand upon their musical repertoire while remaining as endearing and compelling as ever.
Antisocialites out September 8 via Pod/Inertia.