The Vaccines are working on ‘Sleater-Kinney-inspired’ third album with Flaming Lips producer

Producer Dave Fridmann says band are keen to capture sound of US trio's album 'The Woods'

The Vaccines‘ new album is inspired by Sleater-Kinney, and specifically their 2005 album ‘The Woods’.

The band are currently working on their third studio album and, in a new interview with NME, producer Dave Fridmann (Weezer, The Cribs, Tame Impala) confirmed that the group are keen to capture a sound similar to that on the US band’s most recent studio album.

“Most recently I’ve been working with The Vaccines here and they were like, ‘Yeah, ‘The Woods’, ‘The Woods’!,” said Fridmann, who produced the Sleater-Kinney album.

Earlier this year Vaccines bass player Arni Arnason said that the band were heading to a “a farm or a barn… somewhere in England” to work on their third album.

At the end of 2013, frontman Justin Young claimed the band wouldn’t be releasing their third album any time soon, explaining that they had already started writing the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Come Of Age’, but in a “solitary manner”.

He commented: “We’ve always written in quite a solitary manner so we’ve actually already started writing the next record. I kind of feel by admitting that people are going to expect it sooner than perhaps we’re ready to put it out.”

He added: “We’re not set on releasing it any time soon. When we feel like we’ve made the best record we’re capable of making, which is hopefully sooner rather than later, then we’ll put it out and we’re halfway to doing that really.”

The band’s last release, the ‘Melody Calling’ EP, was recorded during their US sessions in March 2013 at Eldorado Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles, with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys).