The Vaccines have confirmed material set to be recorded for their second album is now ‘mostly written’, and will be worked on in Belgium with producer Ethan Johns ahead of a planned release date sometime this year.
“It’s mostly written and we’re going into the studio in Belgium in March to start recording so it’ll definitely be out this year, without a doubt,” frontman Justin Young told NME. “We’ve definitely got six songs written that we all want to be on the record, but there’s tonnes of other new songs and we’re actually going into the studio out in Australia to work on ideas. I think we’re in a good place with it and it’s quite exciting.”
In explaining their decision to work with Ethan Johns, Young praised the producer as a ‘real songs man’, and added that he is a big fan of many of Johns’ records to date.
“I like his Laura Marling records and I think the first three Kings Of Leon records are great pop records,” he continued. “He also did Whiskeytown, who are one of our favourite bands, so to work with a producer like him and to be able to share ideas with him will be really exciting.”