News

The Vaselines – “Crazy Lady” Video

V For Vaselines is out now on Rosary Music

Nov 14, 2014

Reunited pop icons The Vaselines released V For Vaselines earlier this year.  More

Sep 05, 2014

It wouldn't be Scotland Week without The Vaselines. Here's a new video for "High Tide Low Tide," the latest from the indie pop vets.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, and More

Plus New Tracks from Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and Others

Aug 15, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: The Vaselines – “High Tide Low Tide”

V For Vaselines Is Due Out September 29

Aug 15, 2014

Here’s a new track from Scotland’s The VaselinesMore

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

May 09, 2012

The Vaselines have announced that they will embark on an incredibly brief and rare U.S. tour this coming August. More

The Vaselines Announce First New Album in Over Two Decades

More Songs About Sex and Horses We Presume

Jun 10, 2010

The Vaselines have announced the release of their first new LP in over two decades. We have the details. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: The Vaselines

Frances McKee on Ebola, Quirky Merchandise, the Ice Bucket Challenge, Fans, and the First Album She Bought

Jan 08, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More

Scotland Week: The Vaselines’ Frances McKee

“There are a lot of creative people in Scotland ready for the change a yes vote will bring.” – Frances McKee

Sep 07, 2014

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to Francis McKee of Glasgow-based band The Vaselines. The Vaselines formed in 1986 and the indie pop duo also features Eugene Kelly. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was a big fan and described McKee and Kelly as his "favorite songwriters in the whole world." The band broke up in 1989, but reformed in 2006. In 2010 Sub Pop released the band's long-awaited sophomore full-length, Sex with an X. The Vaselines' third album, V For Vaselines, is due out on Rosary Music October 7. More


Reviews

V for Vaselines

V for Vaselines

Rosary Music

Sep 26, 2014

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More

Enter the Vaselines

Enter the Vaselines

Sub Pop

Jul 03, 2009

The legions exposed to a glimpse of The Vaselines via Nirvana’s ragged crunch pop takes on “Son of a Gun” and “Molly’s Lips” from Incesticide were given a panoramic view when Sub Pop reissued the act’s entire discography with 1992’s The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History.  The collection, which included their sole LP Dum-Dum, along with the Son of a Gun and Dying for It EPs, evinced an unlikely yet brilliant meeting of C86 effeteness with the roughshod, reckless strains of The Velvet Underground circa White Light/White Heat. More