Skipping Girl Vinegar has had a remarkable 18 months since launching themselves upon Melbourne to a sell-out crowd at the Evelyn Hotel. Their debut single ‘One Chance’ was released in September 07. Quickly added to high-rotation on Triple J, ‘One Chance’ was descended upon by radio stations right across Australia ( RRR, PBS, FBI, 4ZZZ, regional and metro ABC) The accompanying animated clip for ‘One Chance’ also received critical acclaim with Rage featuring it as their first ever ‘indie clip of the week’. JTV featured it as their "new clip for the week” before it then charted in their Top 20. J Mag featured the band in their last issue for 2007 The band was highlighted in Triple J’s Oz Music month 2007 (November) as a ‘next crop’ artist. Over the past twelve months, a groundswell of interest in the band has seen them invited to play supports for Bob Evans, The Lemonheads (USA), Something for Kate, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Angie Hart, Weddings Parties Anything and Old Man River.' Renowned UK Mix Engineer Adrian Bushby (Ben Kweller, Gomez, Foo Fighters) mixed ‘One Chance’ at London’s famous Rak studios. The single was mastered by Greg Calibi (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Lenny Kravitz) at Sterling Sounds in New York. The remainder of the album and main singles were mixed in Nashville in early Feb 08 by the legendary indie US mix engineer Brad Jones (Josh Rouse, Bob Evans).
Taking their name from the iconic Melbourne neon sign of Audrey the ‘Skipping Girl' in Richmond, Skipping Girl Vinegar is Chris Helm (drums), Mark Lang (Lead Vox, Guitar), Amanthi Lynch (Keys) & Sare Lang (Bass). SGV recorded their soon to be released debut album ‘Sift the Noise’ in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and studios across Melbourne, as well as ‘The Lookout’, a beach shack in Aireys Inlet. 'Sift The Noise' was produced and recorded by Greg Arnold (ARIA winner, APRA songwriter of the year), Caleb James (Brisbane engineer/producer) and soundscape artist and SGV member Mark Lang. Testament to the band’s obsession with melody, pop-hook, and the search to stretch their song craft, the result is a dark, warm, organic record that reflects the environments and journey of the band throughout the writing and recording of the album.
After some serious major label & indie offers in Australia + a groundswell of international interest in the group rivalling that here in Oz, Skipping Girl Vinegar’s debut album ‘Sift The Noise’ is set to be released in Australia September 13th 2008. http://www.myspace.com/skippinggirlvinegar