The Vaccines never seem to stay still for long – they’ve managed to record an EP of new material whilst on tour…
Whilst some bands have periods of creativity and intense touring, often followed by a lengthy hiatus, The Vaccines just seem to keep on going.
Fresh from playing numerous festivals over the summer (including an acclaimed set at Glastonbury, and Freddie joining the collective of musicians who joined Mumford and Sons to close it), the band returned to their tour in the US.
The band has seemingly been on tour since most recent album ‘Come Of Age’ in the middle of last year. During this period, Freddie also managed to get his two Farida signature guitars designed, too.
On top of the sort of workload that would see lesser bands pleading for a ‘nervous exhaustion’ break, this week saw The Vaccines announce a new EP…
A ‘bridge’ between old and new
The new material, entitled ‘Melody Calling EP’ was recorded in a short session at Eldorado Studios in LA. John Hill and Rich Costey, a duo whose collective credits include Rhianna, MIA, Muse and The Arctic Monkeys, among others, produced the session.
Musically, the EP is something of departure from recent work, with a lush feel that takes a step away from the supercharged riffs of recent single ‘Bad Mood’. It’s still underpinned by the band’s great songwriting and performances, however, managing that tricky tightrope walk of sounding both classic and fresh simultaneously.
Speaking about the recordings, front man Justin Young has described them as having a different feel from previous work, and being, perhaps, a ‘bridge’ between older songs and somewhere new.
You can hear the new track below. Personally, we can’t to hear more…
The Vaccines new EP is due to be released on August 12th.
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