V for Vaselines
Label: Rosary Music
Catalog #: 4014599
V for Vaselines is the followup to 2010's Sex With an X, which followed their 1989 debut Dum Dum. The band self-produced the album at Mogwai's studio, Castle of Doom. V features contributions from a number of fellow Glasgow-based indie artists, including Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd), and Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters).
According to the band, V for Vaselines was inspired by the Ramones and guitarist/vocalist Eugene Kelly's desire to "write some really short punk rock songs, just get into people’s ear really straight away, and then get out of there really quickly."
The Vaselines are best known for being covered by Nirvana on Incesticide and MTV Unplugged in New York. In 2009, we released the comprehensive Vaselines collection Enter the Vaselines.