The Scottish duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, known for being favorites of Kurt Cobain, has received wide critical acclaim for their latest album. Their album, V for Vaselines came out September 29. Wondering Sound says they have “hit upon the perfect formula” for pop; Paste says they’ve got “pop simplicity with just enough bite to retain a rougher-sounding past.” Under the Radar calls them “confident and constructed” like never before, and they made it onto Vulture’s list of the 39 fall albums you should get excited about. They’ve released videos for the summery “High Tide Low Tide” and the acoustic “One Lost Year.”
The North American part of their upcoming tour will begin in Washington DC on January 14. The tour goes through the northern east coast first before going into Canada (they will play in Montreal and Toronto), and then the Midwest (Detroit and Chicago). The band will make appearances on the west coast with shows in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. The tour ends in Los Angeles, where they will play on January 28th.
The Vaseline’s began in 1986, though they didn’t become very popular immediately. It was only with Nirvana’s cover of their songs that they became known in the States. They opened for Nirvana’s UK tour, and the rest is history. The band broke up and reformed in 2008. Their last album was released in 2010.
Nov 15: Bristol, UK – Thekla
Nov 16: Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Nov 17: Lille, France – L’Aeronef
Nov 18: Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Nov 19: Zurich, Switzerland @ Eldorado
Nov 20: Vienna, Austria – Chelsea
Nov 21: Berlin, Germany – Bang Bang Club
Nov 22: Utrecht, Holland – Le Guess Who?
Nov 23: Brugge, Belguim – Cactus Club – Autumn Falls
Nov 25: London, UK – The Garage
Nov 26: Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Nov 27: Sheffield, UK – The Plug
Nov 28: Glasgow, UK – School of Art
Jan 14: Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Jan 15: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Jan 16: Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
Jan 17: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan 18: Montreal, QC – Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
Jan 19: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Jan 20: Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Jan 21: Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
Jan 23: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Jan 24: Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jan 24: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 27: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jan 28: West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theater