The Vaccines, Mystery Jets and Tribes play intimate cave gig

Palma Violets also played at the event's aftershow

The Vaccines headlined this year’s annual Jack Daniel’s birthday event last night (October 6), playing to a small group of competition winners at the Devil’s Arse cave in Castleton, Derbyshire.

The quartet – now sporting almost no denim and a distinct lack of facial hair – stormed through an hour-long set, drawing equally from last year’s debut ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ and current LP ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’, which recently hit the Number One spot in the UK Official Album Charts.

The crowd may not have been the most raucous but the band were still warmly received, with old favourites ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’ and closer ‘Norgaard’, as well as recent single ‘No Hope’, garnering the strongest response.

The Vaccines played:

‘No Hope’
‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’
‘Tiger Blood’
‘I Always Knew’
‘Teenage Icon’
‘Under Your Thumb’
‘Ghost Town’
‘Post Break Up Sex’
‘All In White’
‘Change Of Heart (Pt II)’
‘Blow It Up’
‘If You Wanna’
‘Bad Mood’

Earlier in the evening, Tribes and Mystery Jets also played the event, which was held in a converted cave in the scenic Peak District.

Tribes, who had only just returned from finishing the recording of their second album in LA earlier that morning, played a short set including two new songs: ‘Dancefloor’, which moves on from first album favourite ‘Corner Of An English Field’, and an unnamed number which had a Beatles-like, atmospheric sound. Mystery Jets, meanwhile, played a greatest hits set which included fan favourites ‘Two Doors Down’ and ‘Flakes’ in addition to material from their latest release ‘Radlands’.

At the event’s after-party at Sheffield venue The Leadmill, this week’s NME cover stars Palma Violets tore through a celebratory 30-minute set, with the crowd starting a small pit from the start. The band charged through single ‘Best Of Friends’ and ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’, with Chilli Jesson encouraging the crowd to collectively raise their arms in unison, before returning for a one-song encore.

To read the full interview with Palma Violets, pick up this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now, or available digitally