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Vines are presently the most talked about new band. They have been compare to
" Beatles meets Nirvana" and also comparisons to The Strokes . But
these guys are one band you should definitely check out.
Vines are the latest media craze: four young, hard-rocking' Aussies with a set
of tunes and live-set to rival anything produced within the last few years.
Vines have come up with a sound that's charming in its tenderness and disarming
in its energy. With thrashing moves of their guitars and energetic stage
antics, the Vines appeal to this generation of hard punk and rough Rock n Roll,
with their large-scale appeal originating from material that's brave enough to
touch the harmonies and melodies of the finest Brit-groups, the cranked-up
amps, and an energy and passion that is distinctly, ragged and super heavy.
new CD' Highly Evolved' takes a Nirvana sound as a
starting point and then proceeds to compress the whole of Kurt Cobain's career
into a blistering minute and a half. It's a totally brilliant record, and the
genius behind it is 21-year-old Australian Craig Nicholls. Considering he's got
at least a dozen songs better than this still to come, you've got to imagine
that by the end of the year. .......The Vines are
going places. Music-fans have shown their admiration too, what with the group's
debut, limited-edition 7" single, the roughly-recorded demo of 'Factory' -
released last year on Rex Records - selling out instantly.
.... As for
tonight's live show at The Coachella Festival show In Indio, CA. The Vines
played an awesome set of explosive sounds and they unleashed the best screams
since grunge was born of paranoia, the unadulterated emotion, and the strength
of the melody that captures you with movement.
the same when they play a show near you and expect to hear one of the finest works of art of the year
when their LP graces your ears; after all, rock-music is seldom provided so
exquisitely - or from such intriguing characters.
By Randy Cohen
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All photos and written material courtesy of Rock Publication
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Nicholls - vocals and guitar Patrick Matthews - bass and vocals
Ryan Griffiths - guitar
Hamish Rosser - drums
Setlist: at the Coachella
Festival in Indio CA.
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