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The Vaccines return with new single, ‘Handsome’

Get a taste of the band’s third album ‘English Graffiti’, out this year.

The Vaccines have unveiled a new track, ‘Handsome’, the first taste of their forthcoming third album, ‘English Graffiti’.

Having just premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as a Hottest Record, the song’s arrived alongside a surreal video, showing the four-piece being kidnapped by aliens before being made to partake in their messed up rituals (karate is a particular preference).

On the new video, frontman Justin Young said. “We wanted to create a video that was a sort of bubblegum ode to cinema and, in particular, Hong Kong kung fu movies.”

‘Handsome’ is due out as a 7” single, 9th March 2015, alongside b-side ‘Handsome Reimagined’ (Dave Fridmann edit).

The Vaccines have been recording their new album with Dave Fridmann at the producer’s Tarbox Road Studio, New York. It’s self-produced, with assistance from Fridmann and Cole MGN.

Watch ‘Handsome’’s video on Vevo. Pre-order the single on iTunes.

The Vaccines have also announced a UK tour for 2015. Tickets are on sale Friday 23rd January from 10am.

See all dates (including intimate shows this week), below:

JANUARY

19 Brighton, Concorde 2
20 London, Village Underground

MARCH

27 Nottingham, Rock City
28 Hartlepool, Borough Hall
29 Glasgow, Old Fruit Market
31 Scunthorpe, Baths Hall

APRIL

01 Manchester, Albert Hall
03 Portsmouth, Pyramid
04 Bath, Pavilion
05 Folkestone, The Leas Cliff Hall
08 London, Brixton Electric

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