The Vines are releasing a new album soon (Future Primitive, on June 3), and a new single, the 1:51 Gimmie Love, on March 28. I always rather liked The Vines and I was one of the 50% of the crowd who enjoyed the band’s more chaotic live moments. Highly Evolved was totally the soundtrack to my summer in 2002 (and there has been great stuff on subsequent albums too), and Craig Nicholls sure knows his way around a harmony.
Here’s a press release about the forthcoming album.
The Vines are back, make no mistake about that! With their new, raucous single, Gimme Love, set to hit Australian radio, TV and online on Monday March 28th, and coming in at 1 minute and 51 seconds, The Vines are certainly pulling no punches here!
The Vines premiered the single from the main stage at the 2011 Big Day Out and Triple J, where it is currently sitting on high rotation.
Gimme Love will be available to purchase from Monday March 28th through all digital e-tailers.
It is the first single from The Vines forthcoming long player, FUTURE PRIMITIVE. It will be the first music released through their new worldwide record deal Sony Music Australia. The album was produced by Chris Colonna (from the Bumblebeez) and mixed in Paris by Julien Delfaud (Phoenix) with spiritual guidance from Philippe Zdar at his Motorbass Studio. The album is a true return to form, packed with the sort of killer hooks and genius melodic songwriting that gained them worldwide notoriety in the first place.
The Vines are one of Australia most intriguing and successful ever rock bands. Their debut album took them to the international covers of Rolling Stone US and NME magazine. It registered global critical acclaim and sales in excess of 2 million copies. Along with The Strokes and The White Stripes they were the architects of an international renaissance in rock music.
FUTURE PRIMITIVE and its first single Gimme Love might just be that next wave in rock music history!
The Vines are Craig Nicholls, Ryan Griffiths, Hamish Rosser and Brad Heald.