The Vaccines appeared on the cover of DIY back in February to talk all things ‘Combat Sports’.
“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,” Justin Young told us in the 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 feature in full here, and view the band’s tour dates and watch the video for ‘All My Friends Are Falling In Love’ below.
25 Brighton, Dome
26 Oxford, O2 Academy
28 Blackburn, King Georges Hall
29 Newcastle, O2 Academy
30 Motherwell, Concert Hall and Theatre
01 Cardiff, Great Hall
02 Exeter, Great Hall
03 Southampton, Guildhall
05 Leicester, O2 Academy
07 Guildford, G Live
08 London, Roundhouse
09 London, Roundhouse
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