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The Vines: Academy, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 30 October 2002

NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HYPE better than the Vines. Launched in a blaze of hyperbole earlier this year, they have been called everything from the "Australian Strokes" to the "new Nirvana". Now that riotous rock'n'roll with punch-ups and disturbance begins and ends with the tiring Oasis, the rock'n'roll elements of the music business are praying that the Vines are saviours.

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