The Vaccines’ ‘English Graffiti’: 10 Things We Know About Their New Album
This spring, The Vaccines will release 'English Graffiti’: their third studio album, co-produced by Dave Fridmann is set to make them bigger than ever. Luckily, frontman Justin Young and the rest of the band have been telling NME exactly what to expect from one of the year’s most anticipated albums…
whats your music setup like? more specifically, your music making gear.
Critter & Guitari Organelle
Circuit bent Casio SK-1
My effects processors:
Red Panda Particle
Montreal Assembly Count To 5
Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine
Korg Kaoss Pad
Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine
Digitech Digital Delay (looking to upgrade to analog soon)
Death By Audio Flaming Lips Space Ring
Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation
Crybaby Wah Wah
Boss Flanger (with some tinkered circuits)
ZVEX Lo-Fi Junky
Critter & Guitari Kaleidoloop
Epiphone SG (currently headless)
A nameless 6 string bass
Yamaha acoustic guitar
Circuit bent “Babblebox”
Korg Monotron Delay
Various hand percussions
8-bit Noise Generator
Various tape machines and handheld recorders, including a Tascam Portastudio, that have weird nuances to their sound.
I took a Dave Fridmann approach to my home studio at first and utilized any effects processors or bizarro keyboard I could get my hands on; I too believed even the shittiest piece of gear could do one thing very well. It helped me get a sound I wanted at the time, but now i’m regretting buying so many little things considering my room is now cluttered with keyboards and wires. If I was smarter, I would have invested in modulars when I still lived with my parents and had a tip job instead of buying stompboxes for my synth, but that’s the next step in building my setup. I’m trying to look for better pay or at least a second job within this upcoming year to start saving for one, it’ll take a long time to get the setup I want but in the long run it’ll be worth it I hope.
I also just love the way piles of gear and blinking lights look together. I’ve been fascinated with control panels and busy wiring systems ever since I was a kid, and since i’m definitely not a technical person, I use music as an outlet for that and spend hours seeing what new noises and patches I can get with these building blocks of sound.