The Vaccines frontman Justin Young has spoken out about his dislike for self indulgent performances from bands determined to play only new material at their live shows.
Currently on tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers - and with a new collection of songs themselves, second album The Vaccines Come Of Age - Young also says The Vaccines have worked hard to put together a comprehensive set at their live shows.
"I hate it when bands do a five, six song part of the set where they play all new songs that are really difficult to digest. I've always really hated that," he says in an interview with Gigwise. "We've been careful to put in the songs from the record that make sense until people know the new ones."
He added that performing the tracks from The Vaccines Come Of Age has breathed life into songs from the band's debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines.
"You'd think that the old songs would get boring, having played them for two years, but every time you get new songs, it does feel like it breathes life into the old songs," Young continued. "It feels like we're playing them for the first time."
The Vaccines release their new album on 3 September, 2012. Watch Gigwise this weekend for the full interview with The Vaccines.