Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sister Vanilla

On April 3, 2007, renowned label Chemikal Underground (the Delgados, Arab Strap) will release Little Pop Rock, the debut LP from Sister Vanilla. Featuring ex-Jesus And Mary Chain luminaries Jim Reid, William Reid, and Ben Lurie with Jim and William’s sister Linda on vocals, it is an exhilaratingly fresh pop record which also serves as a timely reminder of just how essential that seminal group from East Kilbride actually was. Little Pop Rock marks the first recorded Reid Bros. material since their nasty breakup in 1998 and coincides with the Jesus and Mary Chain reunion appearances at Coachella and beyond.

There can be no doubt that the song-writing on Little Pop Rock incorporates many elements that will be familiar to Mary Chain fans, but to focus solely on the input of the estranged Reid brothers would be a disservice to the vocals of their sister Linda. If the reconvening of Jim and William on the same album (since The Jesus And Mary Chain’s final offering Munki in 1998) is some cause for celebration, it’s the sheer strength of Little Pop Rock, the allure of Linda’s vocals and how angry, reflective and urgent the songs sound that should have you throwing an all-out street party. With Little Pop Rock, we have an album to cherish that is every bit as good as its illustrious predecessors and if it provides us with the best opportunity of welcoming Jim and William Reid back to the table, we only have their sister Linda to thank… Highly Recommended!

Sister Vanilla - Jamcolas
Sister Vanilla - Can't Stop The Rock
Sister Vanilla @ MySpace

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The Streets - Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
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Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
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