The Vaccines have shared their new single ‘I Can’t Quit’ from upcoming album ‘Combat Sports’. Scroll below to listen.
‘Combat Sports’ was confirmed last year and is their fourth record to date, following on from ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?’ (2011), ‘Come of Age’ (2012) and ‘English Graffiti’ (2015). It will be released on March 30.
A press release calls the band’s new album a “return to their roots”, describing the record as “ranging from pure Vaccines rock and roll through to powerpop”.
Listen to ‘I Can’t Quit’ below.
The band previously recorded a live preview of album track ‘Nightclub’ to announce their LP. Watch that clip below.
The Vaccines will embark on a nine-date UK tour this April, culminating in a massive show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Scroll beneath to see those dates in full.
“It sort of builds on the musicality of ‘English Graffiti’, but I think there’s a lot more of spirit and energy from ‘What Did You Expect…’” frontman Justin Young told NME about the new record in 2016. “We’re in the studio every day playing together, so it feels a lot more like a band again, which maybe ‘English Graffiti’ stopped slightly. I guess it replenishes some of that spirit and that energy of the first record.”
Speaking of what inspired his lyrics, Young said: “Sex and love, and love lost. I really I became very self-aware a couple of years ago. I was insecure about the fact that all I sung about was sex and love. I realised its all I care about. So I’ve kind of come to terms with that.”
The ‘Combat Sports’ tracklist:
‘Put It On a T-Shirt’
‘I Can’t Quit’
‘Your Love Is My Favourite Band’
‘Surfing in the Sky’
‘Maybe (Luck of the Draw)’
‘Out On The Street’
‘Take It Easy’
‘Someone To Lose’
The Vaccines’ UK tour dates:
April 3 Bristol Academy
5 Bournemouth Academy
6 Cambridge Corn Exchange
7 Birmingham Academy
9 Manchester Academy
10 Nottingham Rock City
12 Glasgow Academy
13 Sheffield Academy
14 London Alexandra Palace