English rockers The Vaccines say they "don't understand" why bands take such long breaks between making albums, that they "don't understand" why bands take so long to MAKE albums. The band's singer, Justin Young literally can't figure out how or why bands would do such a thing, saying that "I don't understand what people are doing with their time. It's not long since I was working as a removals man and craving any second I could get with my guitar." Maybe that's why in their two year history as a band they're already rev'd up to release their second full length studio album.
Their sound is often compared to the likes of Ramones, The Strokes, and Jesus And Mary Chain, though they mention their influences as ranging more from '50s rock to '80s hardcore to (strangely) "good pop music." Upon listening to their debut album What Did You Expect From the Vaccines, you can see how these three styles oddly come together. Their songs break away from the typically predictable indie style of being modest and instead lean toward gunning the beat forward with anthemic power chords and all out vocal harmonies. At times, some of the lyrics leave a bit to be desired, but the singer insists it's on purpose, saying "I like stupid fucking clunky lyrics. People probably don't realise how knowingly dumb they are. All the pop music I like is young, dumb and primitive. I want to make that kind of music."
Whatever their formula or thoughts --it's working. They've already toured just about everywhere and have opened for huge acts The Walkmen, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, and Arcade Fire. Keeping this busy schedule can be emotionally and physically trying on most artists, but Young says "I wake up in a hotel at midday, my guitar is sat next to my bed and all I have to do before going onstage at 10 o'clock at night is play it. Why the f**k wouldn't I?"
Undoubtedly a creative machine, the group plans to release a set of four singles, each featuring a b-side that was written and recorded by a different member. Guitar player Freddy Gowan plans to work with his brother Tom Cowan of The Horrors for his contributing b-side.
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