The new album “Come of Age” is due for release on the 3rd September with the new single “No Hope” preceding it on the 8th of July.The new album only shortly follows its predecessor “What did you expect from The Vaccines” by a year and two months. The new single had its debut this Monday on the Zane Lowe show Radio 1.
Lead singer Justin Young has said the new track is a good bridge between the first and second albums “it shows people we’re still doing pretty much the same thing”, “But I guess as musicians and performers we’ve come a long way in the last eighteen months. I think there’s a lot more character and musicianship in there”.
The four piece band are still “just putting the finishing touches” to the album, being recorded somewhere near Bath. When asked about the direction of the new album Young said “You can progress without getting too weird”. The Vaccine’s had a chance to work with great producer Ethan Johns who has worked on albums with the Kings of Leon, Tom Jones and Laura Marling. Young commented that “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 band will have to wait until sales are in to see if the new material will be as popular as their previous tracks such as “If You Wanna”, “Wreckin Bar” and “Wetsuit”.
The Vaccines have recently returned from playing a tour of UK seaside towns and will be playing T in the Park, Reading, Leeds, Hackney Weekend and Chazzstock as well as having supporting slots with The Stone Roses and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.