‘HEADPHONES BABY’ By THE VACCINES

New sonic impulses…

16 May 2021

Band: THE VACCINES (West London)
Active since 2010 / 4 studio albums so far, with debut LP
What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? as their standout one.

New single: HEADPHONES BABY from their upcoming fifth LP

Justin Young (frontman): “It’s about cocooning yourself from the outside world.
Which is a topic I’ve always been mildly obsessed and, I suppose more broadly speaking,
is probably a topic that a lot of musicians and artists are also quite obsessed with… The
tone shifts from A to Z quite a lot in the song, but I think there is still this overarching
theme of pure escapism and red button-ism, like ‘Fuck it’.”

Turn it up, folks…

THE VACCINES: Facebook


Artwork ‘Headphones Baby’ single

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Knockout Albums Turning 10 In 2021

1. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES? by THE VACCINES

Released: 11 March 2011 – debut LP
NME said: “By fusing elements of US pop-punk (the Ramones – not Blink 182), chillwave
(they too are obsessed with reverb) and classic good-time pop’n’roll (The Strokes, primetime Libs/KOL), The Vaccines have recorded an album that – if things continue to go their way – should serve to give British rock music a much-needed jolt in the arm.”

Stream here

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2. SKYING by THE HORRORS

Released: 11 July 2011 – third LP
Pitchfork said: “While they may have started out as all glittering surfaces, the Horrors have evolved into a dependable band making wide-reaching rock music. Whether a calculated retreat or just a natural maturation, the Horrors have found a sound more content with background and atmosphere, and it suits them nicely.”

Stream here…

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3. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

Released: 17 October 2011 – self-titled debut LP
The Daily Mirror: “High Flying Birds is the best collection
of Noel Gallagher tunes since his Morning Glory days.”

Stream here…

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4. LET ENGLAND SHAKE by PJ HARVEY

Released: 14 February 2011 – eight LP
AllMusic said: “Let England Shake’s’ songs, touching on the disastrous World War I naval strike that left more than 30,000 English soldiers dead. Her musical allusions are just as fascinating and pointed. Its complexities make it one of Harvey’s most powerful works.

Stream here…

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5. SUCK IT AND SEE by ARCTIC MONKEYS

Released: 6 June 2011 – fourth LP
NME said: “Suck It and See’, then, is the band’s ‘Rubber Soul’. Much like how The Beatles spent the early part of their career penned in by commercial expectations, they broke out and proved they were much more than novelty love songs on their experimental, but concise sixth album.”

Stream here…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Awesome Singles Turning 10 In 2021

1. THE WORDS THAT MAKETH MURDER by PJ HARVEY

Rolling Stone: “Fairly peppy for a PJ Harvey song about murder.”
Released: 6 February 2011
Album: Let England Shake

Press play here…

2. IF YOU WANNA by THE VACCINES (UK)

NME: “They’ve really nailed it. The ending is heartstoppingly heavy.”
Released: 23 May 2011
Album: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

Let’s roll…

3. STILL LIFE by THE HORRORS (UK)

Pitchfork: “An appealing bucolic stupor.”
Released: 5 July 2011
Album: Skying

Listen here…

4. ICE CREAM by BATTLES (USA)

The Guardian: “Avant-garde music can be fun.”
Released: 23 May 2011
Album: Glos Drop

Tune in here…

5. I TOLD YOU ONCE by HOWLER (US)

Sputnik Music: “Listen to that track once and
that tune will be jangling round your head all day.”

Released: 1 August 2011
EP: This One’s Different

Check it out…