DIY’s current cover stars The Vaccines are off on a UK tour in April, and they’ve announced quite a support bill.
DIY faves Dream Wife will support on all dates, with London-via-Dublin trio Whenyoung are set to join in proceedings for the huge final night of the run, at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The Vaccines will release new album ‘Combat Sports’ on 30th March, while Dream Wife’s self-titled debut came out at the end of last month.
“It’s difficult when you make two indie rock records and then you make one that’s more loosely like that, and then you [return to it]. It could be construed as regressive, but it doesn’t feel like that to me at all,” Vaccines frontman Justin Young told us in our cover feature.
“I’m still trying to figure out how to get it across, because I hate that narrative we’ve all read a million times of a band rediscovering who they are. I read enough of other people’s interviews to realise how awful it is when people talk about ‘getting back in the room and getting back to basics’. We weren’t trying to go back and make ‘What Did You Expect…’ all over again. ‘Combat Sports’ is absolutely not one of those records.”
Read the cover feature in full here, and view the dates and watch The Vaccines’ video for ‘I Can’t Quit’ below.
03 Bristol O2 Academy
05 Bournemouth O2 Academy
06 Cambridge Corn Exchange
07 Birmingham O2 Academy
09 Manchester Academy
10 Nottingham Rock City
12 Glasgow O2 Academy
13 Sheffield O2 Academy
14 London Alexandra Palace
(all dates w/Dream Wife, London show w/Whenyoung)
Photo: Coen Rees / DIY