Formed in Glasgow in 1987, The Vaselines released 2 singles and 1 album then split up in 1989 (the same week their album was released). They might have faded into obscurity but for the intervention of a certain band from Seattle. Nirvana covered 3 Vaselines songs, helping to fuel a growing after-the-fact appreciation of their seedy, two-and-a-half chord, garage pop manifesto. 20+ years on and entirely worth the wait comes Sex with an X. The new album was recorded outside Manchester at the Analogue Catalogue studio, with Julie McLarnon engineering and produced by Jamie Watson.