“Hide Tide Low Tide” which is the opening track from their forthcoming new album, V For Vaselines, will be released on 7” and digitally and features a non-album track, “Cardinal Sin”.
“This song was inspired by cycling along the River Clyde. Your love is on the other side. Can you get there? Do you want to get there? What do you do when you cross the river? Can you come back home? All these questions and a catchy chorus, “ commented Eugene Kelly of the band. Co-conspirator Frances McKee added, “This song is all about commitment issues. Stay safe. Stay single.”
V For Vaselines features musical contributions from Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd) and Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters). The album was self-produced and recorded in their native Glasgow at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio and engineered by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). The album is available on vinyl, CD, download and limited edition cassette.
Having formed in Glasgow in 1987, V For Vaselines is their third album. Their debut, Dum Dum was released on the legendary Scottish label 53rd & 3rd in June 1989. The band broke up the same week as the album was released, but subsequent patronage by Kurt Cobain(Nirvana covered 3 Vaselines tracks), saw the bands early singles compiled by Sub Pop in 1992.
Both continued to write and record, and reunited in 2008 to play Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary festival as well as some further shows around the world. They would eventually release their second album, Sex With An X, on Sub Pop in 2010.
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