VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Vaccines Talk Socio-Political Responsibilities, ‘Combat Sports’

Early this week, The Vaccines released the new single “All My Friends Are Falling In Love,” out now on Columbia Records. The single, written by The Vaccines frontman Justin Hayward-Young with collaborator Cole MGN (worked on Christine & the Queens’ latest record) is the band's first new material since releasing their fourth studio album, Combat Sports earlier this year. The critically acclaimed album was hailed for the band's return to their brand of "Vaccines rock and roll" and powerpop, led by the singles "I Can't Quit" and "Your Love is My Favourite Band". “We rediscovered who we

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/24/2018 – Courtney Barnett Maintains Top Spot, Parquet Courts Debut

Courtney Barnett stays on top of our chart with “Nameless, Faceless”, while Superorganism maintains pole position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”. Ahead of the April 6th release of her album Awake, Alison Wonderland moves up the chart with “Church”, as does “Loving Is Easy” by Rex Orange County. The new entry this week is the title track of the Danger Mouse-produced album Wide Awake by Parquet Courts. Check out this week's Top 10! 16021

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/17/2018 – Courtney Barnett Leads Chart, MONA Debuts

Courtney Barnett tackles the top spot on our chart with “Nameless, Faceless” that comes from her forthcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18 via Mom + Pop Records. Fresh off their successful appearance at SXSW, Superorganism vault up to the runner-up position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”, as the band continues to tour in support of their recently released self-titled debut album. MONA and Rex Orange County debut in the chart, while Alison Wonderland and the collaboration of ZHU with Tame Impala move upwards. Check out this week's Top 10! 16018

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/10/2018 – CHVRCHES Top Chart, Alison Wonderland Debuts

CHVRCHES top the chart this week with the track “Get Out,” from their forthcoming album, Love Is Dead. Courtney Barnett takes the runner-up spot with “Nameless, Faceless” from her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel that comes out in May. Debuts by Alison Wonderland and Zhu with Tame Impala come into the chart as well. Check out this week's Top 10! 16004

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/24/2018 – The Vaccines Hold Top Spot, CHVRCHES Move Up

The Vaccines stay on top the chart this week with the track “I Can't Quit,” as anticipation mounts for their forthcoming album, Combat Sports. Franz Ferdinand and CHVRCHES move up, as the latter still hasn't announced information regarding a new full-length. New albums by The Neighbourhood, The Decemberists and George Ezra are set for release in March, as all three artists have their lead singles on the chart. Check out this week's Top 10! 15979

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/10/2018 – The Vaccines Top Chart, CHVRCHES Debut

The Vaccines top the chart with “I Can't Quit,” from their forthcoming album, Combat Sports. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist Justin Young stated, “we wanted to make a record to solidify that in our minds, and the minds of other people. We wanted to make the best record we’ve ever made.” Australian trio, Mansionair take the runner-up spot with "Astronaut", as CHVRCHES debut with their first new material in two years, "Get Out". Check out this week's Top 10! 15968

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/3/2018 – The Neighbourhood Stays On Top

The Neighbourhood tops the chart this week with the track “Scary Love,” from their latest EP, To Imagine. George Ezra remains steady at the runner-up spot as the Englishman prepares for the release of his new album, Staying At Tamra’s in March. New music from Franz Ferdinand charts this week with “Feel The Love Go” from their forthcoming album, Always Ascending, which comes out on February 9, 2018. Check out this week's Top 10! 15939

LIVE REVIEW: Bloc Party in Nashville 5/23/2016

Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom had a specific type of crowd on May 23rd. They wanted to dance. Maybe they were struggling against the Monday lull or remembered Bloc Party from electroclash club nights in the early 2000s. Either way, they weren't sitting still. Openers the Vaccines satiated their need. Two girls told security, “We came all the way from Atlanta just to see the Vaccines. We don't even know who this other band is.” The Vaccines' energetic performance warranted their devotion. Frontman Justin Young’s rubbery expressions, punk rock eyes, and convulsive dance moves are mesmerizing, perfectly suited to the Vaccines' musical concoction

INTERVIEW: The Vaccines – Portland, OR

Starting with a friendly exchange in greetings and a happy day-after birthday greetting to Freddie, Justin Young and Freddie Cowan of the Vaccines sit back to tell their stories of adventures in Portland, heartbreak, and inspiration. Portland, Oregon: the next up and coming thriving city of the Pacific Northwest. Summer has been one for music, brew fests and staying cool. Starting with their interview it helped to feel even more involved in the music when they went on stage. The Vaccines came onto the stage at Wonder Ballroom with a bang, and with being a bit smaller of a venue,