In the middle of penning the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, Alvvays have announced an American tour, supporting Courtney Barnett. Please can we have the same tour line-up in the UK?
Along with their North American tour, Alvvays will make their first ever appearance at Coachella festival, and they’ll also tour Australia in March. Meanwhile, they will also open for The Jesus and Mary Chain at their Melbourne show.
Alvvays are also busy writing album number two in Toronto. Speaking to DIY about the new record last year, the band’s Alec O’Hanley told us “We’ve been recording in our basement. We found the same tape machine that we did the first record on, so we’ve been writing, recording, for the last three weeks. It’s tricky to do on the road - can’t really kart around a 1983 reel-to-reel everywhere. We never really stop writing, though.”
Catch Alvvays on the following dates:
04 Goodgod Small Club - Sydney, NSW, Australia *
05 Divine Times Festival at Spectrum Now - Sydney, NSW, Australia #
06 Northcote Social Club - Northcote, VIC, Australia *
07 Forum Theater - Melbourne, VIC, Australia %
08 The Brightside - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia
12 Estereo 2016 - Bogota, Colombia
14 Pomona, CA ^
16 Coachella 2016 - Indio, CA
19 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada ^
20 McMenamin’s - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR ^
21 The Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA ^
23 Coachella 2016 - Indio, CA
* w/ Major Leagues (AU)
^ w/ Courtney Barnett
% Supporting The Jesus And Mary Chain
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It comes ahead of the release of her new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’.
A slower pace and more than a little self-reflection paved the way for ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’: a third album that finds Courtney Barnett shedding the cynicism and making room for joy.
As close to a record born of isolation as you’re bound to hear.
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