Vampire Weekend think their new album forms a trilogy.

The indie rockers feel they have come full circle with their third record 'Modern Vampires of the City', which is a perfect complement to their first two albums because of its New York inspired vibe.

Frontman Ezra Koenig explained: ''I see it as a 'here and there and back again' situation. The first album was very much tied to a specific time and place, a little more provincial maybe.

''The second album felt wide, larger, more wordly. This record I see in some ways like a return to New York, perhaps with a little more information.

''Sometimes I've imagined little trilogies of songs in my head, seeing how a song on the first, second and third albums all form some kind of Vague narrative. But we don't write rock operas - yet.''

The 'A-Punk' hitmakers admit to taking their time with the record and even came to blows in the studio because they wanted it to be their best work yet.

Multi-instrumentalist Rostam Barmanglij quipped to Esquire magazine: ''We'd never before worked as closely, to the point where we had to be brutally honest with each other. It was hard to say, 'I know you can do better'.''