April 15, 2012 0:52

The Vaccines' Justin Young: 'Our new album is sounding more intimate than our debut'

Band speak to NME before DJ slot at Mulberry Firepit party near Coachella festival

Video: The Vaccines - 'Our New Album's Written And We've Recorded Half Of It'

The Vaccines' Justin Young has said that the band's new album is sounding "more intimate" than their 2011 debut 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines' in an exclusive NME video interview you can watch above.

Speaking ahead of the group's set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival yesterday (April 14), the singer revealed that the band have finished writing songs for the album and have already recorded six of them.

He also praised the positive influence of producer Ethan Johns, who has previously worked on albums by the likes of Kings Of Leon, Laura Marling and Tom Jones.

Young said it was a "dream come true" to work with Johns, commenting: "He mixes it live so everything is very organic. He says that when the hairs on his arms stand up he knows it's time to stop."

The frontman continued:

The record is a lot more intimate and close than the first record, whether you're a fan of the music or not, it sounds brilliant.

Young also discussed the band's DJ set at Mulberry's Firepit party on Friday (April 13), which saw the band "build the crowd" at the decks before Kasabian's special acoustic performance.

Coachella is currently midway through its Saturday bill, with the likes of Radiohead, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Kasabian due to play later today.

The Black Keys, Pulp and Arctic Monkeys played at the bash on Friday, while At The Drive-In, Justice and Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg are lined up for the final day of the festival.

The entire three-day line-up is due to return to the same site next weekend (April 20-22).

Check back at NME.COM to watch more video performances and interviews with all the artists playing at the Mulberry parties, plus regular news updates and photos from Coachella festival itself.

Read More On This Artist

More News
HMV chairman says it is 'a matter of time' before they are Britain's biggest...
DFA Records deny reports New Order are working with James Murphy
Flashback Festival among three Essex events cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'
Kasabian cover Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' and announce plans to perform debut album in...
Prince reveals two new songs ahead of dual album release – listen
Neil Young rumoured to be releasing orchestral album 'Storytone'
Radiohead update official app with new music
Superfood announce details of debut album 'Don't Say That' – hear new song
Disclosure working with Mary J Blige on her new album 'The London Sessions'
Marina and the Diamonds preview snippet of new track 'Froot' – listen
Ryan Adams streams new album online
Rapper Riff Raff attacks 'chubby' Sam Smith after being cut from VMAs Instagram photo
Ash's Tim Wheeler announces debut solo album 'Lost Domain' – hear first song now
Yoko Ono announces this year's recipients of the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace
Royal Blood say debut album success shows there is 'hope for guitars and riffs' – watch
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke dismisses idea of 'Silent Alarm' anniversary tour
Mercury Music Prize 2014 nominees to be revealed next week
Today's new album releases: The Kooks, Pulled Apart By Horses and more
Arcade Fire cover Wolf Parade during final, homecoming Reflektor tour show – watch
Superfood and Honeyblood to play NME New Breed Tour
Foals and The Antlers to feature in Transgressive Records' free September downloads
Representative for Ariana Grande denies leaked nude photos are real

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today