Vampire Weekend have been heralded as the epitome of preppy, well-read, indie. It’s been 10 years since the release of their debut, self-titled, album Vampire Weekend. They last performed over 4 years ago at Reading & Leeds festival (lowkey: really glad I went because little did I know what was round the corner). Now, they have announced a return to the UK for their only festival appearance in the country to play End of the Road festival.
However, their return will see the band continue Vampire Weekend without founding member Rostam Batmanglij. Furthermore, front-man, Ezra Koenig has entered his thirties, so from the early collegiate sound of the first album to the more morbid lyrics of Modern Vampire of the City. It begs the question: what can we expect next from Vampire Weekend? The answer will have to wait for time to catch-up as the members have had a good time out from the band to develop themselves. Koenig has worked in the studio with Kanye, he has writing and producing credits on Beyoncés ‘Hold Up’, and created an anime-inspired Netflix show whilst having his own show on Beats1.
Vampire Weekend’s twitter has been incredibly quiet with less than a handful of tweets since 2014. Yet, it’s been said that the working title for the forthcoming album, with no release date, but expected this year, is Mitsubishi Macchiato. Speculate as much as you like about what content we might see, but if anyone can correctly guess any track titles I’ll be astounded.
Have a little jumping dance session in your bedroom with this Spotify playlist: