The Vines Hype Was Self-Perpetuating
The Vines drummer Hamish Rosser spoke with Mike Prevatt of Las Vegas Mercury about the band’s overnight success sparked in 2002 before their debut album ‘Highly Evolved’ had even been released. With UK music magazine’s touting them as the next Nirvana, the group attained a mythic status and were expected to live up to it. “It was only in hindsight that I thought it be strange we were in so many magazines all at once,” Rosser said. “I don’t think it wasn’t fair, but it sort of becomes almost a self-perpetuating thing when people start getting interested and then it makes everyone wants to write more articles as well. I don’t think it’s affected us as a band.” Read more.