Three albums in the best part of 30 years is hardly the most prodigious of outputs, but Vaselines albums are well worth waiting for.
Partly inspired by watching a Ramones cover band, ‘V For Vaselines’ is a set of poppy rock ‘n’ roll songs that connects the dots between those New York punks and Glasgow’s own enduring indie rock scene, with songs like ‘Crazy Lady’ and ‘High Tide Low Tide’ (video below) possessing the same sing-along, fuzzy “1-2-3-4” energy as ‘Judy Is A Punk’.
Interspersed among the cheerful speed anthems are pretty, delicate moments that highlight the enduring songwriting bond that prevails between Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee.
Words: Mat Smith
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Listen to ‘V For Vaselines’ in full via Deezer, below…