Idk if any of you cuties are still actively interested in the vines, but I know when I first got into to the band I spent hours and hours looking for demos and unreleased songs individually. There’s other master posts on this blog with a larger range of music to download, including lots of live performances, but I thought I’d link anyone interested to a torrent compiled by someone on the forum just in case:

http://thevines.forumotion.com/t126-since-no-one-cares-anymore

Hey kittykats, just making a quick return to remind everyone that we finally get to hear Craig’s vocals in a new song (She is the Sun- Appleonia) !! Found this photo and laughed/cried- what a lucky babe!!

Hey kittykats, just making a quick return to remind everyone that we finally get to hear Craig’s vocals in a new song (She is the Sun- Appleonia) !! Found this photo and laughed/cried- what a lucky babe!!

She Is The Sun (ft. Craig Nicholls) - Appleonia 

Here’s a sparkling, melancholy track for the advancing summer.

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do. I have to admit I almost cried when I heard Craig’s voice because it’s just so nice to hear his voice again and to know he’s still making music. But even looking past the simple fact of his contribution, I really like this track. With a simple synth-sound, it’s quite placid and gentle but very unassumingly catchy. It builds momentum steadily with some assured percussion toward the end before fading out again slowly. I don’t mind the female vocals either; the clarity of expression of those beautiful lyrics contrasts nicely with Craig’s murmured backing vocals. At around the three minute mark, Craig’s deep, sleepy murmuring sounds a lot like Julian Casablancas for a little while. Maybe that’s just my ears, though. 

Despite this track being a nice little surprise, I have to say: Come on Craig, we’re still waiting for news on The Vines.