"That's not to say we're doing it your way" is the dominating mantra culled from the latest video for their single "Tiger Blood" from British rockers The Vaccines
. They're determined to carve out their own identity with grateful allusions to how much damn fun playing music can be. Footage follows around the foursome palling around town and on stage, playing to massive crowds. Rightfully so, as the song evokes the balls-to-the-walls mischief of The Strokes in their Is This It
heyday (a feature perhaps due largely to Albert Hammond Jr. as producer). Shrill, playful guitar solos and blasting drum beats populate the similarity. Grainy clips of the group rolling down the hill on skateboards, bowling in their hotel rooms with beer bottles as pins, and generally fooling around show off how cool it would be to be buds with The Vaccines.
"Tiger Blood" and the b-side "Tuck and Roll" will be available digitally on December 13th via Columbia Records.