The Vaccines are coming


The Vaccines are coming

We catch up with The Vaccines who are bringing us their brand of awkward

By Sonam Savlani  October 31st, 2014

If you haven’t heard of The Vaccines, do not, repeat do not admit it in public. In four years, the indie rock band has gathered considerable cred by giving us relatable anthems like ‘Teenage Icon’ and platinum sophomore album The Vaccines Come Of Age, and has warmed up for The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. Drummer Pete Robertson tells us about their new sound, the rigours of staying on the road and “trying not to fuck it up”.

TOURS CAN BREAK YOU.
“Our first summer of festivals [in 2010] was really special. We played around 60 shows in about two months, sometimes playing two shows in two countries on the same day. We saw more of the world in those two months than I ever imagined, but it also caused breakdowns, break-ups and adrenal exhaustion.”

THEIR ADD IS GREAT FOR US.
“We have a short attention span so we don’t stick with anything for too long. We look for a new sound every time we write or record anything. That happened for the first time with ‘If You Wanna’ — the sound for our first [album] became really clear with it. But we’ve had many moments like that since then.”

YOU’RE IN FOR A SURPRISE.
“We’re planning on playing some of our new songs live for the first time, which is going to be fun. I’ve always wanted to come to India, but never imagined that we’d be playing a festival there!”

The Vaccines will be performing at Bacardi Nh7 Weekender, Pune (November 21-23) and Delhi (November 29-30). Nh7.in