Found some old records again and so I found ‘Winning Days’ by the Vines, I remember I used to love them so much in 8th grade,and now that I’ve l listened to this album for 3 hours non stop I feel like I’m about to fall in love with them deeper than I ever have been.
I love Craig Nicholls. He seems so fucked up and freaked out and then again,on their slower songs he becomes this gentle,careful being with this beautiful voice that you just want to kiss and hug for forever. He’s such an interesting…and clearly very talented and intelligent individual….wow I wish i’d understand what’s actually going on inside his head.
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“The Vines, they were the big one for us, I suppose. We all went to see them together on their UK tour in 2002 - very fond memories. They were what made you see that being in a band was a good idea. We were all about The Vines. They were, I think, collectively our favourite band at the time.”—Alex Turner on The Vines & their inspiration to what became Arcitc Monkeys. (via bwadi)
BAND: The Vines GENRE: Alternative, Garage Rock FROM: Hurstville, New South Wales MEMBERS: Craig Nicholls - Lead Vocals/Guitar, Tim John - Bass, Lachlan West- Drums RECORD LABEL: Wicked Nature Music LISTEN TO: Out The Loop ALBUMS: Highly Evolved (2002), Winning Days (2004), Vision Valley (2006), The Best Of The Vines (2008), Melodia (2008), Future Primitive (2011), Wicked Nature (Set for release Sept. 2 2014) OTHER BANDS SIMILAR: The Subways, Children Collide, The Hives
CRAIG IS WEARING A BRMC SHIRT IN THE NEW VINES VIDEO AND MY BRAIN IS IMPLODING NOW BECAUSE THESE ARE THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT BANDS TO ME EVER AND I’VE SEEN CRAIG WEAR BRMC SHIRTS BEFORE BUT THIS IS AN OFFICIAL VIDEO AND WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENT THIS IS IN MY LIFE, AND YES I AM SHOUTING
I think [Tim John and Lachlan West met Craig Nicholls] through their old booking agent or their old manager. He was saying Craig was looking for a drummer and bass player.
Those two guys are best buddies and have been in bands together since the beginning of when they started playing music, and obviously Craig was just blown away because they could improvise so well. They learnt all The Vines’ songs instantly.
It is still the case that Tim and Lachlan are in The Vines. And the new Vines record is done. And I’ve heard it, and it sounds good. … [But The Vines] doesn’t get in the way of The Griswolds.
I think The Griswolds are the priority for the boys, and The Vines sort of fits in around it.
”—Daniel Duque-Perez of The Griswolds on The Vines, June 2014, Aphra Magazine (via checkthemeaning)
A few things i got confused about. why does it say metal zone on the (i'm guessing) wicked nature album art? isn't that one of the other song titles? strange. also, on the pre-order page of the album, the band manager wrote read that touring will be minimal, totally understandable, but he also wrote interviews will be rare. why is this?
1) Metal Zone would be the first single off the album and that is the cover art for the single when it’s released.
2) I guess there would be very few interviews due to either Aspergers or previous controversy from a few years ago that might make him feel uncomfortable to talk about.