The Vines have been a mercurial band since they arrived in 2002. Their talent took hold when the debut album 'Highly Evolved' launched them as one of rock music's new saviours. It was a height though that the volatile band was never going to maintain for long. At some point the tales took over the talent like their namesake camouflage. They have been hidden for a while but to the bands credit they just kept writing and recording.
Today they announce a new album 'Wicked Nature' being release worldwide on September 2nd.
For the first time it's a double album, 22 brand new songs.
On 'Wicked Nature' frontman Craig Nicholls makes his debut in the role of record producer. He co-produced disc one with regarded Australian tape loving analogue producer Paul McKercher (You Am I) and then he assumes full control over the production duties for the second disc.
'Wicked Nature' is the bands first independent release. The album will be released on a new label of the same name. It will include a physical release on both double CD and double gatefold vinyl in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan, and Australia, and all other territories digitally.
Pledge Music are working with The Vines on a series of exclusives in the led up to the album release. These offers will all be exclusive to Pledge Music and include personally autographed copies of the vinyl from the band.
The first glimpse of the bands new music is a signature shortie "Out The Loop" that starts and ends it's garage charged run at just 1min 23 seconds.
The first single proper is "Metalzone' which is being released worldwide in the week commencing July 14.