Single Review: Alvvays — 'Plimsoll Punks’

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

With the release of their sophomore album fast-approaching, Toronto’s Alvvays have dropped a sneak peek of what’s to come with their new single 'Plimsoll Punks’.

'Plimsoll Punks’ is an intriguing track, especially with the whimsical aura surrounding it. There’s an array of distinct sounds within it, whether it’s the heaviness of the guitars, the lush vocals or the energy of the percussion. Despite the interesting combination of sounds, they all coordinate marvelously. Even though the instrumentals are heavy, 'Plimsoll Punks’ is bouncy in nature and it's absolutely infectious. The whimsical vibes of the track are also reflected in the lyrics, “Just strawberry ice cream floating / With a sprinkle indignation / Cherry under knot of shoestring”. You'll have 'Plimsoll Punks’ stuck in your head for hours just like I have, not that I'm complaining about it. 

Alvvays’s album new album Antisocialites (btw, what an amazing album name!) is set for release on 8th September.

Written by Amy Smolcic

Listen to 'Plimsoll Punks’ by Alvvays below: