Steve Morse of the Boston Globe chatted with the Vines singer-guitarist Craig Nicholls who surprisingly said he didn’t have a problem with his band being lumped together with the Strokes and the Hives. “To tell you the truth, it’s a good thing for us,” he said. “It’s exciting because we’re all new bands. So I don’t think of it as a negative thing at all. I don’t mind being bunched with them. We listen to and like these bands.” Boston.com has since removed the article.