21:30 | The Vaselines were formed in Glasgow in 1987, They released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on the 53rd & 3rd label. Splitting up in 1989 (in the same week their album was released), they might have faded into obscurity but for the intervention of a certain band from Seattle. Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, helping to fuel a growing after-the-fact appreciation of their seedy, two-and-a-half chord, garage pop manifesto.
On september 29th they will release their new album 'V for Vaselines', bringing back that Vaselines sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock & roll. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee's voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, a sort of highland Nancy 'n' Lee.
20:20 | When songs like 'Hotel Yorba' by the White Stripes and 'Ice Cream Man' by Jonathan Richman struck a cord with Pieter Desmyter, he decided to write three songs and get some friends together to play along. Thus forming The Future Dead. the band plays introspective anti pop songs. Simple, subversive and joyous. This caught the attention of Portland-based DIY label Gnar Tapes, who released the band's second album.