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May 14, 2021

The Vaccines today (May 14th) release new single, Headphones Baby, a first glimpse into the world of the band’s upcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2018’s UK Top 5 charting Combat Sports, which will follow later this year. An upbeat and wildly confident return from one of the UK’s biggest and best loved groups, the single points to a thrilling year ahead from The Vaccines. 


Headphones Baby was recorded during album sessions in El Paso, TX. that saw The Vaccines reunite with producer Daniel Ledinsky, well known for his work with Rihanna, TV On The Radio and more, and who previously produced the band’s 2019 hit, All My Friends Are Falling In Love. Additional production for the single came from Fryars who, outside his own artist project, is a regular collaborator with Mark Ronson, and mixed by Andrew Maury (Post Malone, Lizzo).


The animated video for Headphones Baby has ben created by acclaimed director, Belle Hex. 

The Vaccines spent the past year perfecting the forthcoming album, initial recording sessions thankfully having been completed before the world shut down. With the band members scattered around the globe, they were able to pull everything for the LP, from the mixing process to artwork and band photography, together remotely.

The Vaccines are Justin Young (vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Tim Lanham (keyboards) and Yoann Intoni (drums). Since the band’s inception they have sold over two million records worldwide, from their breakthrough debut onwards, each of their four albums so far have charted in the Top 5 in the UK, with second album, Come Of Age, hitting #1.