Photo: James Matthews
Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Valley Fiesta, Brisbane, 29th October 2016
The foundation of The Vines can be traced back to the southern suburbs of Sydney when Craig Nicholls met Patrick Matthews and David Olliffe in 1994 and started a band called Rishikesh. The name kept being misspelt wherever it was mentioned, so Craig suggested to change the name to ‘The Vines’ in honour of the band that his father played in back in the 60’s, also called The Vynes.
2001 would be the year that things started to fall into place for the band. Travelling to Los Angeles to record their debut album ‘Highly Evolved’, they had record labels climbing over each other to get the band’s signature. The album came out in July 2002 and music publications world wide were holding the band up as “the new saviours of rock”.
Their highly anticipated 2nd album came out in March 2004 under the title ‘Winning Days’ and had mixed reviews from critics and fans at the time.
After recording their first two albums in the USA, the band decided to record the next record in their hometown, which came out in 2006 under the title, Vision Valley. They went back to the States to record 2008’s Melodia and settled back in Australia for the recordings of Future Primitive and Wicked Nature. 2017 will see the release of their 7th record, titled ‘In Miracle Land’.
Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th of June 2017.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.