The Vaccines frontman Justin Young has said talk of the death of rock n roll is getting ‘boring’, and added that many important rock records of the past have also failed to have any significant impact on the charts.
Earlier this week Fiction Records boss Jim Chancellor claimed fellow label chiefs are ‘scared’ of signing guitar-based bands due to their lack of impact on the charts, but in response, Young has made a staunch defense of his contemporaries.
“There’s been so much about the death of the guitar band, but so many great guitar records are being made at the moment,” he told BBC Newsbeat.
“It really annoyed me. What is a guitar record? So many of the important guitar bands of the Eighties had no impact on the charts but their legacy has been so important. I think we just need to shut up now. It’s boring.”
During 2011, The Vaccines were one band who bucked the current trend, and saw their album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?‘ become one of the year’s biggest selling debuts.Just Published: