The Vaccines have spoken about their hopes for their new album ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’, which is released on Monday (September 3).
The band will go head to head with Two Door Cinema Club in a battle for the Number One spot, but regardless of this or any other external pressure, singer Justin Young has said that he and his bandmates aren’t feeling any nerves.
Speaking to NME in a video, which you can see above, Young said: “Are there any second album nerves? I don’t feel that nervous, I just feel excited. We’ve made a better record, we’ve made a record of songs that we really like and we’ve trusted our gut instinct with it. That’s what we did with the first album too.”
Young and bandmate Arni Arnason also joked that even though they’ve titled their new single ‘Teenage Icon’, they believe their lack of drug habits and the unlikelihood of them dying soon makes them “rubbish teenage icons”.
Asked if he believed he was a teenage icon, Young said: “If I am a teenage icon, I’m a rubbish teenage icon.” Arnason then turned to him and asked him what he believed he was missing, to which Young replied: “A heroin addict and premature death. They could still both happen I suppose.
Young also voiced his views on the return of the X Factor and actually revealed that he’s a bit of a fan of the show.
He said: “I’m indifferent to the X Factor. I used to really enjoy it and it annoys me how much it angers people. You can celebrate it or ignore it. It’s got its place. It’s a really good opportunity for people who otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity. It harks back to the talent shows of the 1950s and 1960s, I certainly don’t think it’s evil.”
The Vaccines performed at Reading And Leeds Festivals last weekend, to read all about the action-packed weekend, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.