Vaccines guitarist Freddie Cowan has produced a solo album which will be released under a new moniker: Freddie Cowan and the Scenarios.
The album came together while Freddie was living in Mexico, and it’s unclear whether the Scenarios are the band of hand picked friends and fellow musicians who’ve helped him on the album, or the songs, which he says came to their final form under the pressures of lockdown. Either way, the album drips the culture of the place, such as when Cowan told NME “we went to Mexico and recorded the brass section with players there because we thought if we got a bunch of English brass players, it wouldn’t sound like [what we’re looking for]… It’s this certain sound.”
There’s a two minutes teaser video, which we don’t think helps the album and the first single called Sonic Bloom, a charming indie tune that makes us feel the sun. We’re ready for it… although the lyrics are about Freddie and his mother. But not in a weird Prince Harry way.
There is one final fact: for this record Freddie has reunited with the Vaccines original drummer Pete Robertson.