The band have been working on a follow-up to ‘English Graffiti’

The Vaccines have revealed that they have almost finished writing their new record.

The trio started working on a follow-up to 2015’s ‘English Graffiti’ earlier this year and are planning to start recording their new material soon.

“We’ve got like twenty songs – I don’t know how many of them are gonna end up being Vaccines songs. I think we’ll just record in the new year and see what happens,” frontman Justin Hayward-Young told DIY Mag recently.

In February, Hayward-Young hinted that the band were planning to pursue a new direction with their forthcoming album.

“There’s always been an ambition with this band to be better every time we make a new record and push ourselves. Nobody could accuse us of making the same record twice,” he told NME.

The Vaccines fourth record will be their first without original drummer Pete Robertson, who left the band in June.

Robertson had been a member of the London group since they formed in 2009. In a statement, the musician said he was looking forward to “new challenges”.

The band played Reading and Leeds Festival over the weekend with Spector’s Yoann Intonti as a replacement for Robertson.