Story: Jack Foley
FOLLOWING the success of their debut long-player, Highly Evolved,
The Vines have announced that the follow-up, Winning Days,
will be released in the UK in late March. It will be preceded
by the single, Ride.
The album reunites the group with producer, Rob Schnapf, and
is said to reveal a more melodically textured set of songs that
retain all of the bands infamously primal edge.
Scathing album track, FTW (Fuck The World) is currently
available exclusively at all UK digital retailers (until January
19) and can also be streamed at www.thevines.com
The title, alone, suggests listeners will have to take notice
of it, but the themes are also pertinent, given that the track
is envisaged as a commentary on the state of the worlds
The Vines history is a complete whirlwind: going from four
unknown music fans, in Sydney, recording songs to old cassettes,
to one of the most talked-about new bands in rock.
They scored a huge hit with lead single, Get Free, and,
as a result of the success of Highly Evolved, have headlined
massive festivals, and sold more than 1.5 million copies of their
The positive title of Winning Days is, perhaps, the biggest
clue that the album is taking a slightly warmer approach than
its gritty predecessor.
But while the band has maintained their ability to create incredibly
primal rock 'n roll, the new album is said to find them
orbiting more musical planets than ever before.
Hence, there are 'upbeat folk songs', suhc as Rainfall and
Sunchild, sitting alongside the way-out psychedelia of
TV Pro and pretty acoustic balladry of Autumn Shade
2 and Amnesia.
For a list of sites retailing FTW click here:
The Vines - Winning Days track listing
Autumn Shade 2
She's Got Something to Say to Me
Fuck the World