One of the hottest new acts in the UK have just announced details of their first Irish tour. The Vaccines are a London-based alternative rock band that formed in 2010. With their debut album set for release at the end of March and a short-list place on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, this will be one of the hottest tours of the year.
The band released their debut single ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’ on 29 November 2010 in the UK, only one minute and 24 seconds long, it was named ‘Track of the Day’ by Q magazine. They recorded their first ever radio session for Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show in December 2010. The Vaccines performed live on Later with Jools Holland and in December 2010, they were one of the nominees in the BBC’s ‘Sound of 2011’. The band have been signed to play on the NME’s 2011 Awards Tour. After signing to Columbia Records, their second single will be ‘Post Break-Up Sex’, released on 24 January 2011. The Vaccines are also up for an MTV Award for “Best New Band of 2011”.
The Vaccines have drawn comparisons to The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Ramones. They describe their influences as “’50s rock ‘n’ roll, ’60s garage and girl groups, ’70s punk, ’80s American hardcore, C86 and good pop music.
The Vaccines will play three shows in March 2011 as follows:
Friday 25th March Dublin The Academy
Saturday 26th March Belfast Speakeasy
Sunday 27th March Galway Rosin Dubh
Tickets priced 15 euro including booking fee go on sale Tuesday 25th of January from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and ticketmaster.ie.