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The Vaccines debut new songs at Village Underground with support from Hinds

21 January 2015, 09:11 | Written by Thomas Hannan

The Vaccines’ live comeback continues apace, with the band appearing in in London last night for a beyond-sold-out show at Village Underground in the east of the capital.

Fresh from recording their new album English Graffiti with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, the quartet debuted four new songs which showcased a richer, at times more sultry sound than that displayed on (the still rapturously received) singles “Teenage Icon” and “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)”.

“Dream Lover” was introduced by singer Justin Young as “probably the sexiest song we’ve ever written”, while the singalong that accompanied new single “Handsome” – which only hit the internet earlier the same day – suggested it had been given a considerable amount of spins already by a fanbase understandably besotted with the foursome. Their third album sees the light of day via Columbia this spring.

Support on the night came from a shared Vaccines and Best Fit obsession Hinds, who grinned and pogoed their way through half an hour of infectious lo-fi punk pop. Having recently been forced to change their name from Deers following legal action, the Madrid quartet ended on a cover of kindred spirits Thee Headcoatees’ “Davey Crockett”, and are expected to release their debut album later in the year.

The Vaccines played:

Blow It Up
Teenage Icon
Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
Ghost Town
Dream Lover
Wetsuit
Want You So Bad
Post Break-Up Sex
All in White
Melody Calling
Bad Mood
Wolf Pack
Handsome
I Always Knew
If You Wanna
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