The Vaccines have premiered the first taster of their upcoming third album English Grafitti.
Handsome was recorded in the winter of 2014 at Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studio in upstate New York as part of the album sessions and produced by The Vaccines, Fridmann (Sleater-Kinney, Flaming Lips, Tame Impala) and Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Beck).
The band have announced a short UK tour in March and April and if you remember their last tour saw them play arenas.
For BBC 6 Music News I had a good natter with the frontman Justin Young about the follow-up, experimenting with production and T-Bird style Vaccines Bomber jackets...
Beyond excited to be playing Field Day festival again in June. The line-up is once again INCREDIBLE (Caribou, Patti Smith doing Horses GAAAAH!!!, Shura, Floating Points, Ten Walls, Jack Garratt, Viet Cong, Ride, Mac Demarco, Kindness, Chet Faker, Madlib and some radio dudes Huw Stephens and Tom Ravenscroft). Will be Djing on the Saturday and hanging out all weekend. Get your tickets from here...
FIELD DAY TICKETS
I've started a monthly new music podcast called The Rounds.
It allows me to showcase some of my favourite new tracks which have come into my orbit (aka inboxes, pigeon holes, taken my pennies in record shops).
There is so much great music around and I wanted to do my bit to share the love.
Here is January's episode on my Audioboom channel...
And December's instalment...