These guys will support the comeback show of The Stone Roses
The Vaccines are an English indie rock band who formed in West London in 2010. The band's debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart .
They have drawn comparisons to The Ramones and The Strokes. The band, however, talk of influences ranging from "'50s rock 'n' roll to 80s American hardcore and good pop music". They have toured extensively and opened up for the likes of The Walkmen, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire.
On 29 November 2010, the band released their debut single "Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" / "Blow It Up", in the UK, which was limited to 1000 copies and released on Marshall Teller Records. Both videos for the double a-side were directed by Doug Hart of The Jesus & Mary Chain fame. Only one minute and 24 seconds long, Wreckin' Bar was named "Track of the Day" by Q magazine and was well received critically.
The band also performed live on Later with Jools Holland, the first band ever to do so before releasing a single.
On 10 June 2011, The Vaccines performed as a supporting act for the Arctic Monkeys in a 10,000 capacity tent set up at Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield. It followed a trip the two bands had made to America together, where The Vaccines made their network television debut performing "If You Wanna" on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The Don Valley gig ushered in a summer of festivals around the world, of which the band claim to have played in the region of 45. The Vaccines ended their summer at the Reading & Leeds Festivals where they were joined on stage by members of The Horrors, returning the favour later in the day.
In October 2011 The Vaccines launched the world's first crowdsourced music video for single "Wetsuit".
On Christmas Day 2011, The Vaccines appeared on Top of The Pops for the first time, before welcoming in the New Year on Jools Holland's Annual Hootenanny.
On the 30th of January 2012, it was confirmed that The Vaccines were recording their second LP in March with producer Ethan Johns, frontman Justin Young said of how the band's second album was shaping up: "It's mostly written and we're going into the studio in Belgium in March to start recording so it'll definitely be out this year, without a doubt. We've definitely got six songs written that we all want to be on the record, but there's tonnes of other new songs and we're actually going into the studio out in Australia to work on ideas. I think we're in a good place with it and it's quite exciting.
Favorite Tracks: Wetsuit Blow It Up Norgaard If You Wanna Post Breakup Sex Wreckin Bar (ra ra ra) Family Friend
On 27th of March 2012, it was confirmed that The Vaccines would support The Stone Roses at their Heaton Park concert on 29th of June 2012.