The Vaccines played four new songs as their UK tour kicked off in Nottingham last night (March 27).
Taking to the stage at Rock City just after 8:45pm, the London-based band treated fans to a 15-song set, featuring tracks from their first two albums and forthcoming record ‘English Graffiti’.
“Rock City!” yelled frontman Justin Young as the group began their set, racing into ‘Teenage Icon’. The first new song of the night came shortly after, with the band airing ‘Dream Lover’, the song they debuted during their performance at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.
‘Want You So Bad’ soon followed – a song that Young has described as his “best attempt at sounding sexy”. Before ‘Post Break-Up Sex’, the singer said: “This is a song we played years ago when we were first on a four band bill.”
The Vaccines, who performed with amps lined with neon piping, also played ‘Melody Calling’ from the 2013 EP of the same name. ‘Handsome’, the first track to be revealed from ‘English Graffiti’ came after before the band closed the main part of their set with ‘I Always Knew’ and ‘If You Wanna’.
After a brief break, the group returned to the stage for two final songs – another new track in ’20/20′ and previous single ‘Nørgaard’, which saw Young leave the stage and prowl along the front of the audience as waves of crowd surfers tumbled over fans’ heads.
The Vaccines played:
‘Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’
‘Want You So Bad’
‘Post Break-Up Sex’
‘All In White’
‘I Always Knew’
‘If You Wanna’