Vanilla Blue are a band of scene veterans from France and feature members of bands like Sixpack, Zero Gain en Protex Blue. The band’s sophomore album is called Sweetheart and is out now on CD and vinyl through Dangerhouse Skylab and Nineteen Something. Vanilla Blue’s target audience are punkrockers who like their songs accessible, not too fast and full of melody, and indie rockers who like their music a bit more upbeat. What stands out with Vanilla Blue is the songwriting quality. Expect memorable melodies afloat on Sweetheart, a record that has hints of Samiam, Swingin’ Utters and Bob Mould.