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Vines - Get Free

  by Mark Rowland

published: 6 / 6 / 2002

Vines - Get Free
Label: Heavenly Recordings
Format: CDS


"Instantly catchy" debut single from NME favourites the Vines, which more than lives up to the hype

You can’t possibly have missed the hype surrounding this Australian four-piece. Having played a few gigs in their homeland, the band sent demos out everywhere, one of which landed in the lap of Beck producer Rob Schnapf, who instantly took it upon himself to record the band’s debut album ‘Highly Evolved’, which is out next month. If the three songs on this single is anything to go by, that album is going to be fucking good. Yes, an expletive needs to be used to describe the goodness of the songs on this single. ‘Get Free’ is an instantly catchy little number, and give a great idea of the band's style. If Nirvana reformed with a Kurt Possessed Australian singer and started playing garage punk, they’d sound like the Vines. Second track ‘Down at the Club’ sounds like a long lost Beatles song, and is just as good as anything the fab four ever produced (controversial I know), while ‘Hot Leather’ is another shouty garage anthem with dirty guitars and sixties rhythms. Forget everything that has come before, The Vines definitely will be your new favourite band.

Track Listing:-
1 Get Free
2 Down At The Club
3 Hot Leather

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