Review: Vaccines Excellent on Roadmender Show
The Vaccines played a sold-out triumphant concert at the Roadmender last week.
The group are currently playing a series of shows across the country as part of the Revive Live series – however, they have made their way to the Northampton venue as an additional date on this tour.
With many Revive Live rooms smaller than the Roadmender, Friday gave Vaccines the chance to spread their collective wings and bring an awe-inspiring light show at the same time.
Icelandic bass guitar and drum duo BSÍ did an admirable job warming the 800 or so people inside with tracks from their debut album Sometimes Depressed… But Always Antifascist.
It’s been a decade since The Vaccines burst onto the indie rock scene with their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines in 2011 and last month they released their fifth album, Back In Love City.
During the recording their sound evolved into more polished indie pop – live they retained many of the “surf punk” influences of their original offerings.
Led by singer and guitarist Justin Young who wore one of his band’s t-shirts in division (which is generally seen as a devious marketing stunt or a deadly sin) – The Vaccines set largely consisted of tracks from their latest LP as well as a breakthrough hit Post Break-Up Sex and If You Wanna.
Drifting between the role of only singer or also second guitarist, Young used every inch of the Roadmender stage throughout his 16-song set, speaking to fans in the front rows as guitarist Freddie Cowan strutted the floor. scene exploding surf rock riffs. .
A decade in the industry has allowed The Vaccines to perfect an imposing stage presence and an energetic ensemble to ultimately deliver a night of joyous indie pop that is unlikely to be done better.
Your love is my favorite band
All my friends are falling in love