The Vaccines lost friends to fame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2012
The Vaccines

The Vaccines singer Justin Young

The Vaccines say a lot of their good friends haven't been in touch since the band hit the big time

The Vaccines have lost friends since becoming famous.

The 'No Hope' hitmakers are surprised more of their pals from Hampshire, Southern England, haven't called them since they hit the top of the charts.

Singer Justin Young told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm surprised more people haven't tried getting in touch after our band did well.

"I love how we're important enough to be on the cover of magazines, yet I don't feel comfortable seeing my picture on them."

Justin admits he suffered lonely times during his teenage years, growing up in a remote part of the country.

He added: "I felt lonely and trapped, growing up in the middle of nowhere. I used to look out of the window at night and imagine my girlfriends were seeing the same moon as me.

"I still feel like a weirdo most of the time, and that's what our song 'Weirdo' is about."

However, the band are putting the past behind them to enjoy second album, 'Come of Age' reaching Number One in the UK album charts, and are proud they managed to release a new record only a year after their first, 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines'.

Justin added: "We didn't want to become a cabaret band, touring the same album. Bands who are forced to do that finally finish touring and then can't remember how to write a song.

"Maybe they don't want to, because of all the million they've earned. We were guarded on our first record, but we're a great band now."

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