Wednesday, 27 June 2012

PREVIEW: The Vaccines - 'The Vaccines Come Of Age'

The Vaccines have confirmed details of their second album, 'The Vaccines Come Of Age', which is set for release on September 3.


Scroll down to listen to the new single 'No Hope' plus live versions of two other tracks slated for inclusion on the album, 'Bad Mood' and 'Teenage Icon'



Speaking to NME about the album, the band's singer Justin Young has said: "I don't think there's any danger of us making the same record twice. But I think anything people found attractive about us the first time round has been retained. I'm really confident we've got the balance right." 


He added: "I wanted to look inwards with this record. Honesty goes a long way in music and it's therapeutic. There's a lot about the way I'm feeling. One minute you're a shit-kicking 21-year-old and the next you're playing a song you've written in front of 20,000 people chanting your name. But that's tongue-in-cheek too, it's not me taking myself completely seriously."


The tracklisting for 'The Vaccines Come Of Age' is as follows:


'No Hope'
'I Always Knew'
'Teenage Icon'
'All In Vain'
'Ghost Town'
'Aftershave Ocean'
'Weirdo'
'Bad Mood'
'Change Of Heart pt.2.'
'I Wish I Was A Girl'
'Lonely World'


The album has been produced by Ethan Johns, who has previously worked on albums by the likes of Kings Of Leon, Laura Marling and Tom Jones. 


Last week (June 22) the band offered fans a free live EP, recorded in Brighton, to download featuring the tracks 'Tiger Blood', live favourite 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' and their cover of R.Stevie Moore's 'Why Should I Love You'. You can download the EP from Vaccinesep.com. 



Lowe spoke to the band's frontman Justin Young about the upbeat, melodic new single 'No Hope'. "We all felt it was a really good bridge between the first record and the second record," said Young in the interview, before going on to explain that the song's vocals were recorded completely live. 


"You can progress without getting too weird," said Young of the direction of the follow-up to their 2011 debut album, 'What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?' Young said that the band were currently in a studio outside of Bath, "just putting the finishing touches" to the album. 


Last month, Young told NME that the band's new album is sounding "more intimate" than their debut. He also praised the positive influence of producer Ethan Johns.


Young said it was a "dream come true" to work with Johns, commenting: "He mixes it live so everything is very organic. He says that when the hairs on his arms stand up he knows it's time to stop." The frontman continued: “The record is a lot more intimate and close than the first record, whether you're a fan of the music or not, it sounds brilliant.”



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