By Amy Turner
We were very excited when this new single from The Vaccines landed in our inbox; instantly likeable, this track delivers everything that would expect from a Vaccines track; it is catchy, upbeat and light, with lyrics that perhaps reflect The Vaccines feelings towards their recently found fame. There is certainly some irony in Justin Young standing on a festival main stage singing out to thousands of screaming fans that he is ‘no teenage icon, no Frankie Avalon‘, especially as this is a band who appeared from nowhere and made racking up a load of chart hits in the space of a few months look easy. The Vaccines have kept things simple but it is evident that their music is developing and they are clearly growing as a band. the two tracks I have heard so far are certainly making me excited about the new album.
Teenage Icon will be released through Columbia Records on Sunday September 2nd 2012 and is taken from their forthcoming 11-track second album, The Vaccines Come Of Age, which is released on September 3rd. The first single from the album, No Hope, was released in early July.
It will be available as a 4-track digital EP featuring the B-Side Panic Attack, written by Justin, alongside a demo and a live version of Teenage Icon recorded at the Brighton Centre on May 7th 2012. The single will also be available as a limited 7” featuring Teenage Icon and Panic Attack.
The Vaccines Come Of Age follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? which was released in March 2011. You can watch Teenage Icon here:
The Vaccines are: Arni Arnason (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar / vocals), Pete Robertson (drums) & Justin Young (vocals / guitar).