Nap Eyes & Alvvays @ The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

Review & Photography by: Robert Alleyne

 “We’re excited to be here,” shouts Molly Rankin of ALVVAYS during their show at San Francisco’s Fillmore on Tuesday, October 24th. Almost on point, a member of the audience replied, “We’re excited to be here!”  and the cheer suggests a lot of people inside agreed.

The Canadian five-piece recently released their sophomore album, Antisocialites, and it is a dreamy haze of warming guitar strums and vocals. The subtle kaleidoscopic projections, which ran throughout the show, served to complement to the new songs to make for a performance which engaged both visually and sonically. Although it was a set heavy on new material, ALVVAYS were able to traverse between old and new in a way which felt natural.

Opening the night were Nap Eyes, whose take on indie-rock was all about the subtle details. Lead vocalist, Nigel Chapman has a rustic voice which had the texture of aged oak. Their short set was heavy on the technical elements and made for a listen which rewarded those who played close attention to the band from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ALVVAYS at The Fillmore was a night of dreamy, and shimmering music, and sound which the Canadian band is starting make effortlessly their own.

Written by Veracious Magazine

Veracious is a quarterly online and print music magazine based out of San Francisco, California in the United States of America. This publication has a team over thirty-five members in six different countries right now giving you the latest information of festivals, bands, tours, and an inside scoop of behind the scenes crew to make your favorite artists shine onstage.

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