From Chemikal Underground Records: It is with barely concealed excitement that we can announce the release of Little Pop Rock by Sister Vanilla. Featuring ex-Jesus And Mary Chain luminaries Jim Reid, William Reid and Ben Lurie with Jim and William’s sister Linda on vocals, Sister Vanilla’s Little Pop Rock is an exhilaratingly fresh pop record which also serves as a timely reminder of just how essential the seminal group from East Kilbride actually were.

There can be no doubt that the song-writing on Little Pop Rock incorporates many elements that will be familiar to Mary Chain fans, but to focus solely on the input of the estranged Reid brothers would be a disservice to the vocals of their sister Linda. If the reconvening of Jim and William on the same album (since The Jesus And Mary Chain’s final offering Munki in 1998) is some cause for celebration, it’s the sheer strength of Little Pop Rock, the allure of Linda’s vocals and how angry, reflective and urgent the songs sound that should have you throwing an all-out street party.

With Little Pop Rock, we have an album to cherish that is every bit as good as its illustrious predecessors and if it provides us with the best opportunity of welcoming Jim and William Reid back to the table, we only have their sister Linda to thank…

By way of a taster for the release of Little Pop Rock, we’ve posted up the fantastic “K To Be Lost” for your listening excitement.

Chemikal Underground’s MySpace says Little Pop Rock will be released on April 2nd preceeded by an extremely limited AA 7″ single. Their website says it will be out in March. Don’t kill the messenger, I’m just enjoying the leak and spreading the good word!