The Vaccines: New Album "Won't Sound Anything Like First Two"

13 December 2013, 11:07 | Updated: 18 December 2013, 13:46

The Vaccines XFM Winter Wonderland 2013 live

The Vaccines have told Radio X that they are halfway to finishing the new record, but warned that fans shouldn't expect it any time soon.

The band may have got a reputation for being prolific - they only had a year and a half between their debut and follow up The Vaccines Come Of Age. Less than a year later they released the Melody Calling EP.

"We've always written in quite a solitary manner so we've actually already started writing the next record," frontman Justin told Radio X's Jo Good. "I kind of feel by admitting that people are going to expect it sooner than perhaps we're ready to put it out.

"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 Melody Calling EP was released this summer and Justin reckons it was an important thing to release.

"I think that [the new album] certainly won't sound like the first two records. I think it will closer stylistically to the Melody Calling EP. I think we feel that was probably a bridge. In a way I kind of hope that Melody Calling served as something to stop people going 'what the fuck?' when we release our next record because I don't think it will sound anything like the first two."

Justin and Pete from the band were speaking to us backstage at O2 Academy Brixton for Radio X Winter Wonderland London. The band headlined a bill which also included Temples, Lewis Watson, Chvrches, Miles Kane and White Lies.

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