Canadian indie pop group, Alvvays emerged onto the live music scene out of Toronto in late 2014 and 2015 while promoting their self-titled album debut. The daughter of a fiddler, lead singer Molly Rankin grew up immersed in Celtic music. And while Alvvays music does not have a Celtic sound it has influenced the way she sings and writes her music. Her vocals are powerful yet soothing with rhythms that carry influences of punk, electro and surf rock. Describing Alvvays sound, Rankin has said, “If old people ask, I say it sounds like the Cranberries. If young people ask, I call it jangle pop. If a punk asks, I say it’s pop.”