Yeah, so this is a day late but I was either stuck on the London Underground or I was walking home for most of the day because someone left a bag unattended on the Tube. Attend to your bags, please.
Eleven years ago, a cool band called My Vitriol released their debut (and only) album, Finelines. Before I embarked upon my day-long waste of time, I noticed that it was 05 March 2012 whilst talking about Hundred Reasons on Twitter – another band from the same era.
Look! Here’s the CD version of the album. It’s got scratches and a small crack because it’s eleven years old.
It’s an album that shaped my life – they were the first band I ever interviewed. Without Finelines, Thrash Hits wouldn’t exist and I wouldn’t have made loads of friends on the My Vitriol message board. Doing that was still pretty creepy back then. Now, I have Facebook friends I’ve never met and I don’t bat an eyelid.
The grungey, shoegaze vibe led me into listening to eardrum-crushers such as My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai and Part Chimp so My Vitriol were essentially a gateway band for me, but this album remains lauded by many as one of the greats of the twenty-first century. Pick it up and give it a spin.
Anyway, that’s all. Thanks, My Vitriol. You made a really great album. Hope you’re well.
Love from Raz.