Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Britpop's Latest Cure; Pop

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Britpop's Latest Cure; Pop

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Byline: RICK PEARSON

HAVING finished third in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll, London four-piece The Vaccines are being touted as the next great indie band.

Their debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, isn't out until March but they're already being mentioned in the same breath as The Strokes and The Ramones.

Detractors might question what all the hype is about: after all, there's nothing startlingly original about blokes with guitars singing about bars and break-ups. However, as their Saturday night show at King's College proved, The Vaccines are doing it better than most.

Racing out of the blocks with Wreckin' Bar, a blur of punkish guitars and pounding beats, they immediately sounded like a band with something to prove. "I can tell this is going to be fun," said frontman Justin Young, liberated from his former guise as middling folkie Jay Jay Pistolet.

Recent single Post Break-Up Sex showcased the band's ability to write smart, accessible pop songs with irresistible choruses. …

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