The Vaccines: Charts Are No Longer Relevant

The Vaccines in New York (Photo: Live4ever)

The Vaccines (Photo: Live4ever)

The Vaccines frontman Justin Young has said the current difficulties being felt by most guitar bands in breaking into the UK charts is not a concern, as those charts are no longer relevant.

Young was speaking with BBC Newsbeat on the commercial struggles of new bands, and insisted that the charts do not now reflect the standard of music being made in indie quarters.

“People think because indie music or good music isn’t in the charts it’s struggling, but I don’t think the charts are relevant anymore,” he said.

The Vaccines have largely bucked this present trend, with their debut album ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?‘ enjoying sustained success on the UK Album chart though, despite significant radio airtime, their promos have also failed to make much of a mark on the higher-reaches of the singles run-down.

The debut album’s release came off the back of much industry hype towards the end of 2010, something which Young admitted did ignite some concerns for the London band.

“At the turn of the year you get all those things when people hype stuff up and they predict and stuff,” he continued. “You’re always kind of building your house on sand with that kind of thing and I think we all were a bit worried.”

The Vaccines recently announced the latest single taken from ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ will be ‘Norgaard‘.



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