Do you own an album that you can listen to all the way through and love every song as much as the other? I have a few, one of them is Sift The Noise by Melbourne four piece Skipping Girl Vinegar.
It was debut single One Chance that kicked things off for Skipping Girl Vinegar, it was added to high rotation on Triple J and was made Itunes Single of the Week but things didn’t stop there. Releasing their debut album Sift The Noise in September 2008 it received 4.5 stars from both JMAG and MAG (Music Australia Guide) and saw them play a variety of gigs and festivals including Falls Festival 2008 and Sunset Sounds 2009.
It’s always refreshing to discover a band can sound even better live than on cd. The energy Skipping Girl Vinegar put into their gigs combined with an appealing catalogue of songs, including catchy tunes makes them a favourite live band; you’ll find yourself clapping and singing along in no time. So it’s easy to see why Skipping Girl Vinegar have landed strong support slots, most recently supporting Kate Miller-Heidke on her Caught in the Crowd Tour in Feb/March of this year.
If you think there couldn’t be anymore reasons to love Skipping Girl Vinegar, think again. It’s called the Postal Revolution. How many bands write letters to their fans? Not many. Yet, Amanthi Lynch, Sare Lang, Chris Helm and Mark Lang of Skipping Girl Vinegar make that effort, even including recipes and fridge magnets. On top of that if you take the time to write them a letter you’re more than likely to get a response.
Having just completed their nation wide ‘Music From Cold Places’ tour, Skipping Girl Vinegar return to Western Australia. Playing the Transit Lounge at the Fly By Night on September 3rd and The Royal Palms (formerly The Ship Resort), Busselton on September 4th. If you missed them last time around be sure to catch one of these gigs and you’ll see why everyone is raving about them, including me.