We chat all things music with Tim and Justin from The Vaccines at ASOS Mens Fashion Week party. They cite their style inspirations as James Dean & Paul Newman. They also tell us their fashion must haves, and why skinny jeans loafers in the winter are a big no no.
The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Hayward-Young (lead vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (lead guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals) and Pete Robertson (drums, vocals). After Robertson’s departure in 2016, keyboardist Tim Lanham and drummer Yoann Intonti were promoted from touring musicians to official band members.
The band have released three studio albums. What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (2011), Come of Age (2012) (which charted at #1 in the UK upon its release) and English Graffiti (2015) which charted at #2. They have sold over 1 million records worldwide.
They have toured extensively, playing with and opening up for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse amongst others. The band’s debut album was the best-selling debut album of 2011 in the United Kingdom, drawing comparisons to The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
On 5 January 2011, the band was placed third in the BBC‘s Sound of 2011 poll and, in the same week, appeared on the cover of NME for the first time. Following the confirmation of its contract with Columbia Records, the band released its second single “Post Break-Up Sex” on 24 January 2011, and it debuted at No. 32 in the UK. It was during this period that the band was nominated for an MTV Award—’Best New Band of 2011’—and a Critics’ Choice Brit Award.
After a three-year hiatus, Justin Young and co will release ‘Combat Sports’ on March 30, 2018. Said to be a ‘return to their roots’. The band are also back on the road this year from April 2018.
The Vaccines – ‘I Can’t Quit’ IS OUT NOW!
Stream and Download here: http://vacn.es/icantquit
Pre-order Combat Sports now: http://vacn.es/store
UK Tour on sale now: http://vacn.es/tour