The Vaccines

Formed 2010.

British indie rock band

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The Vaccines - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of The Vaccines set on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Hayward-Young (lead vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (lead guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals) and Pete Robertson (drums, vocals).

The band have released two studio albums, What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? (2011) and Come of Age (2012), which charted at #1 in the UK upon its release. They have played extensively, touring with and opening up for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, The Walkmen, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Phoenix, among others. The band's debut album was the best-selling debut album of 2011, drawing comparisons to The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band themselves have said that their influences range from "'50s rock 'n' roll through to '80s American hardcore, and a lot of good pop music".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Come of Age

    Come of Age 2012

    Reviewed by Camilla Pia
    Foursome delivers its second album in 18 months – but why delay when it’s this great?
  2. Review of What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

    What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? 2011

    Reviewed by Camilla Pia
    A bold first step from tipped rockers, but it’s the stumbles that impress the most.
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