The English indie rock band The Vaccines have just announced they will be playing a huge London show at the famous and well respected venue Alexandra Palace. This is after their announcement of their forthcoming fourth album set to be released next year.
The famous five-piece will headline Ally Pally for the second time in their career on April 14th 2018. The North London venue has a 10,000 people capacity. This isn’t the first time the band will have played this capacity in a venue however as still early on in their career in 2011, The Vaccines performed as a support act for the Arctic Monkeys in a 10,000-capacity tent venue at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, UK.
The Vaccines formed back in 2010 and consists of 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. They blew up after their first release of singles ‘If You Wanna’ and ‘Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’, which gave great anticipation for their debut album What Did You expect From The Vaccines in 2011. This was a great year for the Columbia Records signed band, earning them BBC’s Sound of 2011, appearing on the cover of NME for the first time, and being nominated for an MTV Award—’Best New Band of 2011’—and a Critics’ Choice Brit Award.
They went onto release three more albums since then, Come of Age in 2012, Melody Calling EP in 2013 and English Graffitti in 2015, and rounded up a huge trail of success to follow.
The band told NME that they are ‘nearly finished’ writing album No.4, revealing that it will be ‘energetic’ and ‘all about sex and love’. Following the departure of drummer Pete Robertson earlier this year, front man Justin Hayward-Young also said “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.”
When asked about a potential release date for their fourth album, Young said: “We’re kind of wrapping up the writing now, then we want to record it in the new year, definitely next year, 100%. 200%.”
The Vaccines debuted some of their new music at Truck Festival 2017, that took place from 21-23 July. They had a headline slot on the Sunday, closing the Oxford festival following fellow headline slots from Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines on the Friday and Saturday night respectively.
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