'Fuck The World' is available online now...

Vines are giving fans a taster of what to expect from their forthcoming second record ‘WINNING DAYS’ by releasing album track ‘FUCK THE WORLD’ digitally worldwide.

The track was unleashed yesterday (December 15) and is being streamed at www.thevines.com. It is also available in the States through all US digital retailers. The full downloadable version of ‘Fuck The World’ will be accessible through the band’s website in the near future.

‘Winning Days’ – the follow-up to Vines’ 2002 debut album ‘Highly Evolved’ – is set for release on March 8, preceded by the highly charged first single ‘Ride’ on February 23.

As previously reported on NME.COM, after ending 2002 with the kind of tension that threatened to send Vines “either way” the band have finally finished their “more psychedelic” second record.

However, at the end of 2002, it seemed unlikely the follow-up to ‘Highly Evolved’ would ever see the light of day.

A punishing world tour led tensions to boil over, culminating in singer Craig Nicholls and Patrick Matthews going for each other’s throats onstage at a gig in Boston.

To regroup, the band moved to the remote Bearsville studio in the woods outside of upstate New York to start recording with longtime producer Rob Schnapf.

Bassist Patrick Matthews told NME.COM: “The album could have gone either way. We could have ended up at each other’s throats because we were out in the middle of nowhere. But there was only one day like that out of three months.”

Describing the sound of the album, Patrick said: “The harder songs are harder and the softer songs are maybe the ones which have improved more. It’s more psychedelic than the first record. Just like ‘Highly Evolved’ there’s a few snotty punk ones and then there are the slow songs which have the real mellotron sound on it.”