Vaccines frontman says critics of him songwriting for One Direction are 'small minded'

Justin Young is a fan of the group and says he would also work with Justin Bieber

Vaccines frontman says critics of him songwriting for One Direction are 'small minded'

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Justin Young of The Vaccines has said that people who don't understand why he would work with One Direction are "small minded" and "old fashioned".

The frontman worked with the teen boyband after meeting with Harry Styles and discovering that he is a fan of The Cribs. However, Young faced criticism for the move, and has hit back in the new issue of NME, on newsstands now. "People who don't understand why I would want to work with One Direction are old-fashioned and small-minded and tribal," he says. "Someone asked me if we were selling out and I thought, how have I gone back on my word? At no point have we professed to be indie."

Outing himself as a fan of One Direction, Young also says that he would be interested in writing with Justin Bieber if the opportunity arose. Discussing One Direction, Young continued: "They're really nice guys. One of them texted me asking if I'd be up for writing a song with them and I said 'Yeah, of course'. It didn't really feel like a big thing. I'd do it again in a heartbeat."

The Vaccines have shared 10 rare and unheard tracks on a covermount CD free with this week's issue of NME, which hits newsstands today (May 1). The tracklisting for 'NME Presents The Vaccines, Home is Where the Start Is, Home Demos 2009-2012' is:

'Isolation' (Recorded in RMS rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, May 2012)
'If You Wanna' (Recorded in The Grove rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, May 2009)
'Panic Attack' (Recorded in RMS rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, September 2011)
'Delicate' (Recorded in RMS rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, May 2012)
'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' (Recorded in Ritz rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, July 2010)
'I Wish I Was A Girl' (Recorded in RMS rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, March 2012)
'Wetsuit' (Recorded in The Grove rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, May 2009)
'Nørgaard' (Recorded in the basement at Red Light Management, London, May 2010)
'No Hope' (Recorded in RMS rehearsal space and Justin’s bedroom, London, October 2011)
'Runaway' (Recorded in Deluxe rehearsal space and Justin’s hotel room, Melbourne, January 2012)

Read the full interview with The Vaccines in the new issue of NME.

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