REVIEW: Whiteout Bite It / Young Tribe Rule

NEWS: 90’s heroes Whiteout 2 album vinyl reissues

Formed in the early ‘90s in Greenock, Scotland, Whiteout (a slang term for the disorientating effects of alcohol) were an indie guitar rock band, slicing the best bits of The Stone Roses, The Faces, John Martyn and Free, merging these sounds into some of the sweetest sounds of the early 90’s, best known for their singles No Time, Jackie’s Racing, Starrclub and Detroit. Whiteout were the first guitar band to sign to the legendary Silvertone label after their enormous success with The Stone Roses.

Whilst the band headlined a co-headline tour with Oasis, toured extensively around the UK, including playing iconic Phoenix Festival, most notably in Japan where the band were heralded like The Beatles and mobbed everywhere they went, the bands live success didn’t quite transfer to record sales and the band sadly eventually split.

However, Whiteout’s much lauded debut album Bite It originally released in 1995 which features the singles No Time as well as the aforementioned Jackie’s Racing is being reissued on vinyl for the first time, pressed on 140g vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.

Young Tribe Rule was previously issued as a Japanese exclusive CD and gathered together a variety of B-sides and other rarities including acoustic versions of ‘Get Me Through’ and ‘Shine On You’ along with a cover of the Stones’ ‘Rock Offs’. The collection is now released on vinyl for the first time, pressed on 140g vinyl with a printed inner sleeve.

You can pre-order both records via the following link