Vaselyne’s Shame” EP is the final offering before their “The Sea Says” album release in June.
Cover songs can be a dicey proposition. Missteps are easy and fatal. But Yvette Winkler and Frank Weyzig have a knack to find amazing and often overlooked gems in an artists catalog.
Their stunning cover of PJ Harvey’s “Shame” draws you in immediately. Frank Weyzig’s direct connection to the original post punk movement (he was a member of early Clan of Xymox during the first two albums) pays huge dividends in this reimagined classic. It has all the authenticity and dramatic flair of the late 80ties, while the production and execution is squarely footed in 2022. Best of both world if you will. The band doubles down with their second track, a Marc Almond cover of “A Woman’s Story“.The bold, grand interpretation showcases the deep passion and skill that Frank and Yvette bring to the table. A prime example is Frank’s guitar solo on the track. His performance is incredibly emotional, evocative and leaves you deeply moved. Paired with Yvette’s perfect vocal delivery the duo creates a moving and powerful version of “A Woman’s Story“ and truly makes it their own.
It is absolutely apparent that impeccable skill, artistic genius and fearlessness are the guiding lights for Vaselyne. We can’t wait to share there album “The Sea Says” in June.
(Christian Petke – COP International)