London’s The Vaccines have kept us waiting a while, since 2013’s release of the Melody Calling EP to be exact, but new single “Handsome” was certainly worth enduring that barren year and a bit.

The first single to be released from forthcoming third album “English Graffiti”, Handsome reminds us of just why so many people were cramming themselves into tents up and down the festival circuit back in 2011. Full of the energy and exuberance we’ve come to expect from Justin Young and co, this song seems likely to set the tone for the year to come.

Handsome is accompanied by the hugely entertaining video in which the band take on the roles of kung-fu vigilantes in what Young describes as a “Bubblegum ode to cinema” (Buffy re-boot anyone?).

In addition to the single release details have been announced of an intimate tour, taking in some regional towns and cities not before played by the band .

The full tour dates are here:

MARCH
27th Nottingham Rock City
28th Hartlepool Borough Hall
29th Glasgow Old Fruit Market
31st Scunthorpe Baths Hall

APRIL
1st Manchester Albert Hall
3rd Portsmouth Pyramids
4th Bath Pavilion
5th Folkestone The Leas Cliff Hall
8th London Brixton Electric