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      21.08.2002 01:05
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      For those of you who don't know The Vines hopefully this will give you a little information into the band and where they come from and how they met. So for starters The Vines are: Craig Nicholls - Vocals, Guitar Patrick Matthews - Bass David Olliffe - Drums So back to the start of The Vines, Craig was working in his local Mcdonalds during the day. This was where he met Matthews a 1st year studying Medicine and Olliffe. This led to the formation of the band in 2000. They started by playing Nirvana covers at friend?s parties. Nicholls still working in Mc D's developed a fast food addiction. During this time Craig was working on material of his own for the band at home. He obviously got some of his musical influence from his father who was also in a band in the 60's called The Vynes. Their big break came in October 2001 when they released their first single Factory on Rex records. This came after an interview on Sydney radio station FBI set up by a mate of Olliffe. All this led to a giant bidding war between all the big labels with Heavenly Records being successful in the UK. Work was then started on the debut album Highly Evolved, which was released here in July 2002. After seeing the Vines on Friday afternoon at the Carling festival i can now comment that i have never seen a Live band like them such energy. The set included a version of Outcast's Miss Jackson which had to be the stand out track of their set. The rest of the set was made up of original material from their superb debut album Highly Evolved. The Vines are an up and coming sort of Grunge Rock band and after the live performance at the weekend they definetly can go on to become as good as Nirvana. If you like the Foo Fighters or Nirvana i garuntee you will Love the Vines.

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