The Vaccines – ‘I Always Knew’

The Vaccines keep lobbing stuff out

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, big-chorused affair which is all the better for the inclusion of lines like “Let’s go to bed, before you say something real”. The good thing about The Vaccines is they keep lobbing stuff out, so when you get something that’s just OK – like this – everyone doesn’t go “they’re over”. You know another biggie will be along soon. It’s a good tactic, from which many bands could benefit.

Hamish MacBain