I am a huge fan of The Vaccines, so when I heard they would be releasing a new EP titled Melody Calling I was so psyched! Their EP was released on August 12, and with it being out for half a month it has already gotten a great response. I have been playing it a lot and I can say that The Vaccines have certainly not disappointed their fans.
With this new EP, The Vaccines have taken a different route in their writing style. It still has great melodies and catchy guitar riffs to it like all of their previous tracks, but a different sound. They still capture a summery feel in Melody Calling, but it is more developed and enhanced. The tune has a steady beat throughout it, with the guitars changing tempo and shifting between smooth tones to a nice twangy sound. The chorus has really catchy backing vocals which add a light airy feel. There are also some more backing vocals in the verses which are pleasantly unexpected.
The Vaccines also released a new humorous video to go along with the track on August 18. It features their bassist Arni Arnason who is hung up on a girl and ends up calling the rest of the members of The Vaccines for their advice.
Melody Calling is a melodic and catchy tune that has a great video that will have you cracking up. The Vaccines are definitely taking a leap forward musically, and I know I cannot wait to see what else they have in store in the near future.
Also, keep checking in with AMBY for our upcoming interview with the band! For now, watch our quick 2Q video interview here.