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Return Of The Vacc
Rock star hotels and Victoria's Secret pool party's are all on the menu as The Vaccines 'come of age' in style.
Craig Fitzpatrick, 28 Aug 2012
it’s just about the fucking money’. But it is about
While it’s clear from speaking to them that the pair are devoted to their craft, they’ve irked some critics for their devil-may-care approach. Then there’s the constant chatter about ‘the death of guitar music’.
“Oh, I don’t even want to talk about it!” Justin laughs through sheer exasperation. “It’s just become a self-fulfilling thing where, because some people started asking it, now people ask constantly.”
He assesses his surroundings and looks forward to the show they’re about to play in support of a globe-straddling Californian act. “How is guitar music dead when a band with a guitar virtuoso are about to walk out onstage in front of 80,000 people in a country with a population of how many? Less than five million? That’s a huge percentage.”
Turning the tables, what questions irk The Vaccines? The answer comes quicksharp from Árni with a look Heaven-wards.
“What should we expect from the Vaccines?”
And yet they’ve stuck with the ironic titles. Please tell me album number three is going to be entitled The Vaccines Go To Camp?
“They’re obviously both pretty tongue-in-cheek,” says Justin. “But I like the classic ‘bubblegum pop’ nature of them. I’ve seen a couple of journos taking it seriously... Yeah, ‘we’ve come of age’ – Pfft! You really don’t understand. That’s really not what’s going on here.”
Nearly 50 years on and Mister Jones still doesn’t quite get it. But, as the pair exit amiably to prep for their first ever stadium performance, there’s
little doubt that something is going on here with The Vaccines.