The Vines

Formed 1999.

Australian alternative rock band

The Vines


The Vines are an Australian rock band originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music. Until 2011, their line-up consisted of vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls, rhythm guitarist Ryan Griffiths, bass guitarist Brad Heald and drummer Hamish Rosser. In December 2011, Rosser and Griffiths left the band.

The Vines' success in the Australian recording industry resulted in winning an ARIA Award in 2002, 'Breakthrough Artist – Single', for "Get Free" and receiving five other nominations for their debut album Highly Evolved, plus two further nominations in subsequent years. In 2003, the album went platinum in Australia, and since then the band has released four albums and a best-of compilation from their time at Capitol Records. The Vines have released five studio albums to date and their sixth album Wicked Nature is due for release 2 September 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Melodia

    Melodia 2008

    Reviewed by Susie Goldring
    It does the job very effectively.
  2. Review of Winning Days

    Winning Days 2004

    Reviewed by Lisa Haines
    It's a more melodious follow-up to their debut Highly Evolved, though the winning...
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