New music from The Vaccines will ”200%” be out next year

Writing for their fourth album is clocking along nicely according to frontman Justin Young
After smashing Reading & Leeds this year, you may expect The Vaccines to be taking some time off right? Well think again, because work is well underway on that fourth album.

Speaking to NME, frontman Justin Young explained that the indie anthem-makers are “really far along” in writing the new record, which looks set to focus on “sex and love, and love lost”

“It sort of builds on the musicality of ‘English Graffiti’” explains Justin. “But I think there’s a lot more of the spirit and energy from ‘What Did You Expect… We’re in the studio every day playing together, so it feels a lot more like a band again, which maybe ‘English Graffiti’ stopped slightly. I guess it replenishes some of that spirit and that energy of the first record.”

To us, that sounds pretty spot on – so luckily it seems that we’ll be listening to some new Vaccines sooner than we think, with Justin going on to say:

“We’re kind of wrapping up the writing now – I think that will be done in the next month or two. Then we want to record it in the new year. When can people hear new music? Definitely next year, 100%. 200%”

That fourth album will be the follow-up to 2015’s ‘English Graffiti’ and their first record as a trio after the departure of drummer Pete Robertson earlier in the year. The band are rounding out the year by contributing to CALM’s Torches Songs initiative, where bands and artists cover their favourite songs to raise awareness for male mental health services.