The Vaccines exploded onto the music scene in 2010 at a time when guitar bands were on the wane. Influenced by the likes of The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Vaccines played their first gig to a sparse London crowd. By 2011, they were headlining venues such as the Electric Ballroom and the Brixton Academy.
The sound that saw the band through their first album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? was solid rock ‘n’ roll. Clash-style drums drive three-chord struts on songs such as If You Wanna and Post Break-Up Sex, embellished with supple solos.
Three albums later, and Combat Sport sounds like a band that is comfortable in its groove. Put It On A T-Shirt and Nightclub are effortlessly effervescent while being shot through with the same strand of rock that first gave the band their breakthrough single, Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra). Take a look at our collection of Vaccines pictures and posters and see how this band has developed over the last decade.