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The Vaccines’ ambitions for their third album are a little grander than the generic old chestnut of “we made this record for ourselves and if anybody else likes it, that’s…

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The sweet muse of tune calls, and Justin Young, for once, listens. The result is an oddly unramshackle, non-jaunty, smooth and even mellow version of The Vaccines, with shades of…

It’s easy to be frustrated with The Vaccines. They’ve only had two albums and their pastiche of bands like the Ramones and The Jesus And Mary Chain is already sounding…

“I blacked out for a couple of seconds up there,” guitarist Freddie Cowan tells NME, as he sweats profusely from places we didn’t even realise contained glands. “It was OK…

Tonight’s line-up doesn’t make any sense – LA blues-rock duo Deap Vally followed by Brooklyn dream-poppers DIIV, building up to Toronto hardcore punks Fucked Up, all in support of west…

This is the one off the album you think is going to be a cover of ‘Crocodile Rock’ for a couple of seconds, but it turns into a typically not-bad-at-all,…

There are two fundamental points central to fully appreciating ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’. Firstly, that Justin, Freddie, Arni and Pete have only been a band for little over two…

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“[i]I’m no teenage icon/I’m no Frankie Avalon/I’m nobody’s hero[/i]”. If ‘No Hope’ was a slow burn, on ‘Teenage Icon’ The Vaccines are blasting right back to their anthemic best. A…

“People think this happened quickly for our band, but all of us were playing venues this size for 10 years,” says Vaccines frontman Justin Young, clad in double denim, long…

Coming a meager year and two months after their first album came out, what is, by definition, The Vaccines’ comeback song hardly feels like a comeback at all. In fact,…

Listen close, beneath the volcanic ramalama power punk, and you can just about make out the clinking of Sid Vicious’ spectral bike chain. Four snotty young rock gods roar onto…

Obviously, musical lore doth dictate that you’re not allowed to step foot inside Albert Hammond Jr’s upstate New York studio unless you’re prepared to tighten the guitar strings to snapping…

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K-Pez isn’t the only one longing for the past. [a]The Vaccines[/a] have plumped for nostalgia too: see this sepia-tinged ode to young love, like the aural equivalent of your intimate…

A fear of the dark. The need to procreate. The urge to punch Bruno Mars until you’re wearing his eyeballs for sovereign rings. And, now, a love of [a]The Vaccines[/a].…