P4 Music Presents
19th September 2010
Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff
Tickets: £10 ADV (+SBF)
Celebrated Glaswegian indie-poppers The Vaseline’s come to Cardiff’s Millennium Music Hall on the 19th of September.
Formed in ’86, the band released two singles, ‘Son of a Gun’ and ‘Dying for It’, prior to releasing their only album, ‘Dum Dum’, through Rough Trade in 1989. Following the closing of the record label 53rd and 3rd, which they had originally signed to, the band broke up in 1990. However, they reunited later that year to open for Nirvana when they played in Edinburgh.
Though they were not widely known during their original existence, covers of their songs by Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s tendency to mention them as an influence brought exposure to the band. With their songs ‘Son of a Gun’ and ‘Molly’s Lips’ covered on Nirvana’s album ‘Incesticide and “Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam” covered as “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” on MTV Unplugged in New York, the band gained a new audience from people who wanted to discover the bands that influenced Cobain.
The band have reformed for a small number of shows since the 90’s, and return once again in 2010, playing at Cardiff’s Millennium Music Hall on the 19th of September as a part of a number of UK warm up shows in the run up to All Tomorrows Parties ‘Bowlie Weekender’ in December.