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8 hours ago link 9 notes #The Vines #Craig Nicholls

The Vines Fan Video to the tune of ‘Slightly Alien’.

Messages to Craig from fans with Aspergers Syndrome, other neurological conditions and experiences of being ‘alien’ themselves.


alternativeavenue:

The Vines (@TheVinesBand) are having a #FREE show in Sydney, Australia on 10/5/14. #WickedNature

Attention all Sydneysiders/followers that can afford to fly to Sydney.

alternativeavenue:

The Vines (@TheVinesBand) are having a #FREE show in Sydney, Australia on 10/5/14. #WickedNature

Attention all Sydneysiders/followers that can afford to fly to Sydney.

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dramatisdona:

Craig Nicholls - The vines.

dramatisdona:

Craig Nicholls - The vines.

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There were points where he’d be writhing around the floor screaming into the microphone. The song would end and there’d be peals of laughter and wild applause from the band. Then Craig would stand up, peer through the glass and in this small voice he’d say, ‘Oh, thanks!’ He went from rock monster to this innocent kid.

Paul McKercher about Craig Nicholls (via blackalps)

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filmsandalbums:

The Vines - Wicked Nature
NEW ALBUMS
Youtube / Spotify / Facebook

filmsandalbums:

The Vines - Wicked Nature

NEW ALBUMS

Youtube / Spotify / Facebook

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ulfurs:

Oh baby girl, I love ya.

Played 30 times / The Vines - Kara Jayne /
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1 week ago link 10 notes #The Vines #Craig Nicholls #Tim John

jeffsfancyblog:

Did me some online record shopping last week. @insound_ #vinyl #blackhollies #sylvester #PsychoSisters #polyphonicSpree #TheVines #HotChip #DavidBowie #recordcollector #cratedigger

jeffsfancyblog:

Did me some online record shopping last week. @insound_ #vinyl #blackhollies #sylvester #PsychoSisters #polyphonicSpree #TheVines #HotChip #DavidBowie #recordcollector #cratedigger

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Celebrating 3 Years of Band of the Day app

bandofthedayapp:

Three years. One thousand and ninety-seven bands. Back in late summer of 2011, in the heart of Silicon Valley, we — a tiny group of designers, developers, and music writers — weren’t sure if we’d ever hit this milestone. In an industry that’s increasingly automated, how would an app that runs 100% on human curation even survive? What would happen if people didn’t like our taste in music? Luckily for us, there has yet to be a music discovery service that can entirely replace the human touch, and from all the feedback we’ve received, you’ve appreciated our taste in music thus far. Today, as your virtual music geek friend (Amanda Van West - hi!) behind Band of the Day app’s sleekly-designed facade, I’m proud to have chosen Sydney, Australia’s The Vines as the band to celebrate our third birthday.

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Many of you might already be well-familiar with The Vines. After all, their debut album Highly Evolved (2002) sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, with singles like “Get Free” and “Outtathaway!” topping the charts and getting significant airplay. This was followed by 2004’s Winning Days, and had the band touring all over the world. One of those stops was in April 2004 at The Warfield in San Francisco, California. It was part of what was dubbed ‘The Aussie Invasion Tour,’ with The Living End and Jet rounding off the lineup. I was a senior in high school at the time and — after reading all the praise about The Vines in music magazines like NME, Rolling Stone, and Spin — my friends and I made the trek from the suburbs to the big city to finally see what all the hype was about.

As soon as they hit the stage and struck the first few notes, I was in awe of the wild and raw punk rock energy sparking through the air. Frontman Craig Nicholls’ face would distort as he’d snarl out self-loathing lyrics like, “She never loved me/why should anyone?” (‘Get Free’), with beads of sweat flying off of his shaggy ‘do. To put it briefly, it was a ferocious, electrifying performance. Anyone who was there that night wouldn’t have been surprised to see The Vines blow up even further.

But like many bands who experience a meteoric rise to fame, it’s not without consequence. After 2006’s Vision Valley, which didn’t achieve as much commercial success as the previous releases, the band was dropped from their record label. Still, they persisted and two years later released Melodia, the first album for their then-label Ivy League Records. This was followed by 2011’s Future Primitives, which was self-funded by the band. Both were solid releases, but still didn’t achieve the accolades of their first two albums.

Now in September 2014, The Vines are back with a two-disc album, Wicked Nature — arguably their finest album since 2002’s Highly Evolved. It’s been released completely independently, funded through a crowdsourced PledgeMusic campaign (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thevines). This album sees a new band lineup, with the rhythm section now made up of Tim John on bass and Lachy West on drums. Nicholls is still at the helm as lead vocalist and guitarist, but for the first time ever he’s also taken on the role of producer (with Paul Mckercher as co-producer for disc one). The result is a 22-song journey through everything from explosive punk rock (“Out The Loop”), to sludgy grunge (“Metal Zone”), to free-spirited psychedelia (“Truth”). It’s The Vines being true to their very core, a band that knows what they do best and have done it with fearless gusto. This is the type of album that we’ll be shamelessly blasting over and over again here at Band of the Day HQ, and we hope that no matter where you are in the world, you’ll take the time to crank it up and join the virtual party on our third birthday today.

And to all of the bands we’ve featured over the past three years, the labels we’ve worked with, the music publicists, the friends/family members/app users who have all said, “hey, have you heard about this band?”, I’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU on behalf of the Band of the Day family. Our app would be nothing without all of this incredible music, and we feel lucky every single day we get to share new tunes with the world. Here’s to making it three years, and for many more years to come! - Amanda Van West (@amandabomb)

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