The Vaselines have announced details of 3 UK shows in the autumn. The gigs coincide with the release of their new album V For Vaselines, on Monday September 29th 2014.
The list of dates is as follows:
29th Edinburgh Caves
30th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
1st London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Tickets for the shows are available from Wednesday 25th June
The album was self-produced and recorded in their native Glasgow at Mogwai's Castle Of Doom studio, the album was engineered by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai).
Featuring musical contributions from Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd) and Scott Patterson (Sons & Daughters), the album is available on vinyl, CD, download and limited edition cassette.
V For Vaselines is their third album having formed in Glasgow in 1987. Their debut, Dum Dum was released on the legendary Scottish label 53rd & 3rd in June 1989. The band broke up the same week as the album was released, but subsequent patronage by Kurt Cobain (Nirvana covered 3 Vaselines tracks), saw the bands early singles compiled by Sub Pop in 1992.
Both continued to write and record, and reunited in 2008 to play Sub Pop's 20th anniversary festival as well as some further shows around the world. They would eventually release their second album, Sex With An X, on Sub Pop in 2010.