On Tuesday I finally got to go and see The Vaccines after having had tickets for what seems like forever. For those of you who don’t know who they are I would describe them as amazing indie rock band who’s music is all consuming, you can check out their website here.
I have loved The Vaccines for quite a long time, I think the first song of theirs I downloaded was ‘Wolf Pack’ about 3 years ago. This year they released a new album called ‘English Graffiti’ and since I received it for my birthday I have not been able to stop listening to it. It is musical perfection. My favourite tracks on it are ‘Dream Lover’, ’20/20′ and ‘Minimal Affection’, although as I have already said the whole album is fab.
For the concert they had two support acts, Sunflower Bean and Palma Violets, both of which were good. I particularly liked the former as they had a female bass guitarist, which is something I would love to be. She was very cool and to top it off she had amazing hair. One thing that I thought was great was that between the acts lights lit the crowd to look like a French flag and to me this was great because every little act like this shows us as unified instead of torn apart by the horrors that occurred in Paris.
The actual show from The Vaccines was incredible. There was no fancy lighting or graphics just some huge speakers and some Chinese looking lanterns hanging behind them. I really liked this because it meant that there was nothing there to distract from their performance, which was incredible. They definitely sounded better in real life and every one of the band gave it their all. My favourite songs were ‘Give Me a Sign’, ‘Post Break-Up Sex’, ‘Handsome’ and ‘I Always Knew’.
As a souvenir of a great night I bought a really nice t-shirt from the merchandise stand. It says ‘The Vaccines make me feel good’ on it and is red and white. I like it because it is a bit different to the normal merchandise tops you get, a bit more interesting. If you couldn’t make it to the concert but would love some Vaccines merchandise for you or a friend click here to access their online shop.
Overall it was a lovely night and if you like The Vaccines it is a must that you go and see them, their music is amazing live. Similarly if you are into the indie rock scene then The Vaccines are a great night out and a great listen just generally.
Love Holly x