The Vaselines Look Back

Glasgow duo talk about their career

Glasgow indie pop legends The Vaselines have filmed a new video outlining their career to date.

The Vaselines may not be household names, but their songs are known across the world. Kurt Cobain was a fan, and he took their music onto a larger stage.

Yet for fans, nothing quite compares to The Vaselines. The band were formed by Eugene Kelly and Francis McKee, playing rickety indie pop with very basic equipment. Rudimentary yet endearing, their charming, melodic music managed to cut through the bombast of punk rock while retaining its spirit.

Later expanding to a four piece, The Vaselines released just one album and a handful of EPs in their brief existence. Reforming for a one off show in 1990, the band got back together last year for some memorable performances.

Now The Vaselines have confirmed details of a new album, their second in just over two decades. ‘Sex With An X’ is due to be released later this year, with their brand of shambolic indie pop gaining acceptance across the globe.

With new fans flocking to the group, The Vaselines have decided to film a new guide to their career. Featuring Eugene and Francis on typically acerbic form, the film mixes archive footage with new interviews.

A fun and frisky introduction to the band, the new film is a worthwhile refresher course for even the most devoted fan. Check it out below…

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