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The Vines
The Vines

Background information
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Garage Rock Revival
Indie Rock
Garage Punk
Years active 1999—present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Sony Music
BMG International
Cooking Vinyl
Heavenly Records
Ivy League Records
Associated acts Youth Group
Website Website
Craig Nicholls
Ryan Griffiths
Hamish Rosser
Brad Heald
Former members
David Oliffe
Patrick Matthews

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The Vines Overview


The Vines are an Australian alternative rock band originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s rock and 1990s alternative music. Since 2006 their line-up has consisted of vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls, rhythm guitarist Ryan Griffiths, bass guitarist Brad Heald and drummer Hamish Rosser.

Melodia (2008) Vision Valley (2006) Winning Days (2004) Highly Evolved (2002)

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The Vines Will Release New Album 'Future Primitive' In April

January 19, 2011
The Vines have revealed details of their new album, set for release in April. The follow-up to 2008's 'Melodia', entitled 'Future Primitive', was recorded in Paris with Wolf & Cub producer Chris Colonna, Triple J radio station reports.  Read more 

The Vines Cancel Dates Over Craig Nicholls' 'Deteriorating Mental Condition'

November 18, 2008
The Vines have been forced to cancel a string of tour dates due to their singer's ongoing battle with Asperger's Syndrome. “Craig Nicholls’ mental condition has deteriorated extremely rapidly over the past month to the point where he requires immediate help over an extended period of time,” the band said in a statement.  Read more 

The Vines' New Album Gets Exclusive US CD Deal

June 25, 2008
The Vines new album, 'Melodia', will be released on CD in the Untied States exclusively via Insound. Fans who pre-order the album now will receive a free MP3 of the track 'Make Believe', according to Billboard.  Read more 

The Vines Reveal Fourth Album Details

May 26, 2008
The Vines have revealed the full details of their fourth album ‘Melodia’ which is out in July. The record features 14 tracks and fans will get their first taste of the new material in the form of the single ‘He’s A Rocker’.  Read more 

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