Vines will start work on their second album while taking a break from touring, and plan to play brand new songs on the BIG DAY OUT tour this month.
As previously reported, the Australian rockers pulled out of their scheduled NME show at the London Astoria (February 12) suffering from exhaustion. Things came to a head in the US late last year, with Craig Nichols and bassist Patrick Matthews getting involved in an onstage bust-up during a show in Boston.
Back in Sydney, Vines are set to regroup in a local studio next week to record initial demos for the follow-up to last year’s debut, ‘Highly Evolved’.
A statement issued to the Australian music website www.undercover.com.au, reads: “Three members of the band are currently shacked up together at a residence in an undisclosed neighbourhood in Sydney. They’re quietly kicking back before heading into a Sydney studio to commence recording of the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Highly Evolved’ album.”
Up to four new songs are expected to be played when they return to playing live on the Big Day Out touring festival later this month. The band are also planning headline shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for the end of this month.