The Vaccines’ Justin Young: ‘Essentially, we’re a pop band’

Justin Young says pop shouldn't be a dirty word

The Vaccines have claimed they are essentially “a pop band” in a new video interview you can watch by clicking above.

The band, who were filmed as part of series of Converse gigs at London’s 100 Club, argued that pop shouldn’t be considered a “dirty word” as they offered an update on the progress of their second album.

Frontman Justin Young commented: “Essentially, we’re a pop band. I guess we play in a rock’n’roll format but all the music we listen to is interesting pop music. Pop music throughout the ages.”


He continued:

I think we’ve always from day one wanted to write pop songs, write the kind of songs we listen to. Pop seems to be a dirty word but we don’t think it should be.

The band then confirmed that they had already recorded “six or seven songs” for their next album, which they have been recording in Belgium with Ethan Johns, who has previously worked on albums for Kings Of Leon, Laura Marling and Tom Jones. 
They will release the record “after summer, when we’re ready”, they said.

Last week, Young told NME that their new album was sounding “more intimate and close” than their debut, 2011’s ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’.

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