The Vines

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock indie alternative indie rock alternative rock garage rock australian grunge Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s


This Australian rock quartet rose to prominence in 2002 with their fiery brand of melodic rock. Craig Nicholls (31 August 1977, Sydney, Australia; vocals/guitar), Patrick Matthews (bass/vocals) and David Olliffe (drums) first began playing together in the mid-90s in their native Sydney. They named their band after an obscure 60s Australian band called the Vynes, which used to feature Nicholls’ father on guitar and vocals. The trio set about rehearsing demo material on Nicholls’ four-track and by the end of the decade were confident enough to embark on their studio recording career. ‘Factory’ was released as a limited 7-inch single by UK independent Rex Records in 2001, and received strong coverage in the country’s weekly music press. A worldwide contract with Capitol Records followed, but at the start of the following year, during sessions for the band’s debut album at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound Studio complex, Olliffe went on...

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