Boomkat Product Review:
Up until this comeback The Vaselines were a decidedly short-lived cult indie-rock band, whose tenure spanned just a couple of years (between 1986 and 1989). Although they split almost immediately after releasing their debut album they went on to inspire the likes of Kurt Cobain, with Nirvana covering a number of the band's songs with no small amount of notoriety ('Molly's Lips', 'Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam' and 'Son Of A Gun'). You can hear some of The Vaselines' influence on a host of bands from the current school of indie too, but hopefully Sex With An X will help this Glaswegian duo reclaim their own legacy. For these recordings the band are reunited with original producer Jamie Watson whilst teaming up with inheritors to the Caledonian indie-pop crown Stevie Jackson and Bobby Kildea of Belle & Sebastian, who help out on instrumental duties. With this fine LP the band continue to fashion intelligent, often deceptively simplistic songs as if they'd never actually been on that twenty-year hiatus in the first place.