‘Combat Sports’ – set for release on 30th March – is the band’s first record with their new line-up, after the departure of drummer Pete Robertson last summer. Pete’s been replaced by new drummer Yoann Intonti, while touring keyboardist Tim Lanham is also now a fully-fledged member of the Vaccines.
Before that, they’ve dropped the first single from the record – titled ‘I Can’t Quit’ – which debuted as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 earlier this evening (3rd January).
A sub three minute slice of scuzzy indie pop, you can check it out below.
The Vaccines will be heading out on the road in April to promote the new record, starting off in Bristol on the 3rd and wrapping up at London’s Alexandra Palace on the 14th. You can see full details below.
03 BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
05 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
06 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
07 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
09 MANCHESTER Academy
10 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
12 GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
13 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
14 LONDON Alexandra Palace
‘Combat Sports’ tracklist:
‘Put It On a T-Shirt’
‘I Can’t Quit’
‘Your Love Is My Favourite Band’
‘Surfing in the Sky’
‘Maybe (Luck of the Draw)’
‘Out On The Street’
‘Take It Easy’
‘Someone To Lose’