The Vaccines' Justin Young: 'Talking about the death of guitar bands is boring'

Singer reckons people 'just need to shut up' about it now

The Vaccines' Justin Young: 'Talking about the death of guitar bands is boring'

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The Vaccines' Justin Young has claimed that people talking about the death of guitar bands is "boring".

In an interview with BBC Newsbeat, the singer insisted that there were lots of great guitar albums still being made, and told commentators who had been claiming that the genre was finished to "shut up".

"There's been so much about the death of the guitar band, but so many great guitar records are being made at the moment," said the frontman.

He went on to add:

It really annoyed me. What is a guitar record? So many of the important guitar bands of the '80s had no impact on the charts but their legacy has been so important. I think we just need to shut up now. It's boring.

Earlier this week, The Vaccines spoke to NME after their Brit Awards 2012 nomination for Best Breakthrough Act. Young said: "It's quite surreal really. Admittedly we are a pop band, but we're still rock'n'roll. We're from an alternative background, so it's nice to be recognised in a mainstream, commercial awards ceremony."

The Vaccines released their debut album, 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?', in March last year. To see an interview with NME in which they talk about the success of their first LP and their plans for its follow-up, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click.

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