In the Post #106: The Vaccines offer up new track ‘Melody Calling’

By on Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

The Vaccines have rejoined us, mid-July with new track ‘Melody Calling’, designed to tempt listeners away from bubbly summertime pop for some late summer heat. Easy to listen to, the foursome fills up the perfectly sized 3 minutes with simple, repeated lyrics and a tiny bit of trademark crunchy guitar. With a melody that is indeed catchy, the sound is a touch more grown up than the lad rock they are so well known for. Perhaps the change to big-time LA producers John Hill and Rich Costey has prompted this advance?

Although their last album ‘Come of Age’ arrived just 10 months ago, this is the title track from a new EP out in a couple week’s time, acting also as a summertime tease to whet our appetites for what’s to come and perhaps temper expectations from ardent fans. But if this new sound heralds a change for the Vaccines, I will be on board. I was not as big a fan of their previous ‘Post Break-Up Sex’-kind of songs. The music has more depth and sophistication to it despite the lackluster repetition in the lyrics. It could bode well for Justin Young and company. But I will reserve judgment until I hear more.

7.5/10

The ‘Melody Calling’ EP from the Vaccines will be out on the 12th of August. Stream the track in the Soundcloud widget below.

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12:03 pm
23rd July 2013

New post: In the Post #106: The Vaccines @TheRealVaccines offer up track ‘Melody Calling’, title track to a new EP: http://t.co/1HSr4rHs0F

3:35 pm
23rd July 2013

RT @tgtf: New post: In the Post #106: The Vaccines @TheRealVaccines offer up track ‘Melody Calling’, title track to a new EP: http://t.co/1…

[…] Read Cheryl’s In the Post article on the song ‘Melody Calling’, the title track of their EP out now, here. […]

[…] ‘Come of Age’, then this EP might come as a bit of a shock, as Cheryl attested to it in this In the Post feature last month. I’ll explore that sentiment further in this EP […]

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