Britain always seem to give birth to a few new exiting new bands every year. The Vaccines are the next in the list with their fun and short album “What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?”. Did we expect a 1:22 rolling song? Well I didn’t but it’s a great start to the album that is full of youthful energy.
The album is full of relatively easy songs with incredibly catchy sing-along choruses in double choruses reminiscent of the Fratellis. Most of their influences seem to lie in New York however. The Ramones and sixties Brill Building give a fresh vibe that’s hard to miss. The Ramones of the 21st century The Strokes aren’t missed either in the suave ‘A Lack of Understanding”. That’s it’s not just punk and post-punk is clear in the fragile ‘Wetsuit’ with it’s thumping drums and vocal lines could be a Vampire Weekend song.
This is a fine debut, fun, fresh and short. Don’t expect anything new but if you want a happy 30 minutes in your life this album is for you.