The Vaselines

Performing: The Vaselines

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A history of the Vaselines...

THE PAST
Formed in Glasgow in 1987 The Vaselines released two singles and one album Dum Dum on the 53rd & 3rd label. Splitting up in 1989 (in the same week their album was released), they might have faded in to obscurity but for the intervention of a certain band from Seattle. Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, helping to fuel a growing after-the-fact appreciation of their seedy, two-and-a-half chord, garage pop manifesto.
Founder members Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee remained musically active throughout the intervening years: the former with Captain America aka Eugenius and finally as a solo artist; McKee with Painkillers and Suckle.
Eugene and Frances collaborated intermittently in the intervening years. They toured jointly and played a few of the old songs together in the wake of their respective solo project releases in 2006. But an acclaimed, unannounced appearance at a fundraiser in Glasgow's Mono for Malawi Orphan Support in 2008 was the real catalyst for their latest, exciting bout of creativity.
Ensuing tours of America, Brazil, Japan and some UK festival dates saw The Vaselines 're-connect' with wildly appreciative audiences who had blinked and missed them the first time round. Buoyed by the success of their live return, the two punk rock chums decided to go back into the studio.

THE PRESENT
12 songs in 13 days (besides 2 b-sides), recorded the old-fashioned way. It may have taken The Vaselines 20 years to get round to making this baby, but it is worth the wait - bringing their solos careers to a climax with Sex With An X. The irony has not been lost. Who says indie music can't be fun? No hand-wringing on these tracks - just good clean smut with a twist of bitter.

THE FUTURE
...belongs to The Vaselines.

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