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THE VACCINES | the AU review
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THE VACCINES

Splendour Sideshow Photo Gallery: The Vaccines + Palma Violets + Green Buzzard - Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.07.15)

The Vaccines were back in Sydney as part of their Australian tour for Splendour in the Grass and they turned things up at the Metro Theatre another level, with Palma Violets and Green Buzzard in tow! Check out this gallery, shot by Gwen Lee!

Splendour Sideshow Review: The Vaccines + Palma Violets + Green Buzzard - Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.07.15)


Photo by Gwendolyn Lee.

Coming down after the high that was a Splendour In The Grass weekend, you’d imagine some times bands and punters (myself included) might struggle to pull it all together and have a great night at a live show. Fortunately for myself and everyone else at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, The Vaccines were still at the top of their game and smashed out an almightily impressive set.

Splendour in the Grass Photo Gallery: Sunday (26.07.15)

Our exclusive photo coverage of Splendour in the Grass comes to an end with the earth-shaking performance from the one and only Blur. Check out photos of the UK legends alongside the likes of modern UK superheroes Royal Blood, Australia's psych kings Tame Impala and many, many more...

the AU interview: Justin Hayward-Young on global touring with The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti' & more!

The last time I saw Justin Hayward-Young, he was stood on a block of wood, clutching on to my hand and hollering lyrics into the faces of us crammed in the front rows during one of The Vaccines' popular SXSW showcases. Prior to the release of their third record English Graffiti, the band was clearly relishing being on live stages once again, regardless of whether they were huge festival stages, or pokey little set ups more akin to someone's backyard. In Australia for Splendour this weekend and some long-overdue headline shows, the band's vocalist is thrilled to have been coming back.

Mumford & Sons announce Australian 'Wilder Mind' headline shows & massive Gentlemen of the Road event for Sydney!

Mumford & Sons will be bringing their latest, Wilder Mind, through Australia this November for a run of shows that yes, may only see them in the country for a short time, but by no means will be a measly blip on the radar. The band has announced not only two massive shows to go down in Brisbane and Melbourne, but also a day-long event in Sydney under the popular 'Gentlemen of the Road' banner, that will see the likes of The Vaccines, Future Islands, Jake Bugg and more perform.

Album News Weekly: 20th May 2015

Album News Weekly

In This Issue:

Daniel Johns returns with his solo album, Alesso follows up his hit single with a debut record, and we add another release to our ever-growing Finnish noise-rock library.

the AU interview: Árni Árnason of The Vaccines (UK) on the release of highly anticipated album 'English Graffiti'

English rockers The Vaccines are no strangers to catchy riffs and good old fashioned indie rock and roll. But with a new, more production heavy album out later this month, the AU spoke to bass player Árni Árnason about the band's musical journey exploring new genres, what 2015 means sonically and the upcoming visit to Oz for Splendour in the Grass.

Splendour in the Grass Sideshows: The Vaccines and Palma Violets teaming up for headline Sydney & Melbourne gigs.

The last time we saw The Vaccines, they were performing a surprise set in a tiny venue at SXSW. Riling up the crowd, the band shot through after 20 minutes to get to their next show, leaving the audience all flustered. There were a few Aussies in the crowd that night and chatter turned to when we'd see them in the country next soon after they finished playing. Having become festival favourites over here, The Vaccines are of course coming back for Splendour in the Grass, but on the same trip they're going to be hooking up with Palma Violets for two headline dates too!

New Music Video: The Vaccines “Dream Lover” (2015)

After releasing two albums then an EP, The Vaccines are back with another full length album. Titled English Graffiti, their third LP was recorded in New York last year. It’s not out until the end of May, but the music video for the first single, “Dream Lover” is out now. Check it out here!

The Five Best Performances at Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival in Hong Kong

The three day Music and Arts Festival Clockenflap just wrapped up its seventh edition in Hong Kong and we were there to bring you exclusive Australian coverage! Throughout the week you'll read more reviews, see more photo galleries and watch more interviews from the event - but to kick things off, I've picked my five favourite performances from the festival, including a bit of a Hong Kong discovery...

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Clockenflap Day 1 - West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong (28.11.14)

Helping kick off the 7th annual Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival in Hong Kong, Johnny Au captures headliners of the day, Mogwai, alongside The Raveonettes, the return of The Vaccines alongside local Hong Kong acts Fad, Thud, Salvaje and a special Movember performance:

The Vaccines preview three new tracks off their upcoming record at Clockenflap in Hong Kong.

The Vaccines have been previewing new tracks off their yet-to-be-titled third record (due out in May 2015) as they return to the road, playing their first shows in over a year. In our exclusive interview with the band at Clockenflap (Hong Kong), they promised they'd preview three tracks from the next record, and indeed they delivered.

the AU interview: Justin Hayward-Young and Árni Árnason of The Vaccines (UK) on their first shows in over a year and album number three

While they were at Clockenflap in Hong Kong on Friday night, I sat down with Justin Hayward-Young and Árni Árnason of English group The Vaccines, who made waves and received accolades with their records What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? and Come of Age in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Yes, there was a while there that it felt like you couldn't go anywhere without hearing a Vaccines song. And on watching them perform in Hong Kong, it almost felt like a night of greatest hits! With a few new tracks thrown in for good measure (more on those in another article later...)

Clockenflap Hong Kong reveals full festival line up with Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz set to play!

The full festival line up for the Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong has been released, with three Aussies included on the impressive bill of artists! Joining the likes of The Flaming Lips, Travis and Mogwai will be Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz.