There’s that sound again, that Vaselines sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock & roll. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee’s voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, a sort of highland Nancy ‘n’ Lee. And those songs: joyous slices of classic pop songwriting brimming with heart and wit. But on their new album V for Vaselines, the guitars are bigger and fuzzier, the beats hit harder and tighter, and the whole affair bursts with punky energy. “We wanted the whole record to be upbeat,” says Eugene. “It’s as in-your-face exciting as we could possibly make it.” It all started a couple of years ago, when Eugene chanced upon a Ramones cover band at a club in the band’s hometown of Glasgow. “After that,” he says, “I just wanted to write some really short punk rock songs, just get into people’s ear straight away and then get out as quickly as possible.” At the same time, Frances’ kids were discovering the Ramones, and she, too, got the itch to write songs that were “rough and ready” and “quite punchy.”
Limited red vinyl. Vinyl includes a download codes.
Tracklist: High Tide Low Tide / The Lonely L.P. / Inky Lies / Crazy Lady / Single Spies / One Lost Year / Earth Is Speeding / False Heaven / Number One Crush / Last Half Hour
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