The Vaccines

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‘A summer of love!’ Musicians on the awesome, tearful return of gigs
From Sleaford Mods in London to Mogwai in France, bands and performers talk about the strange and wonderful experience of returning to the stage after 16 months of deprivation

As told to Michael Hann

02, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Glastonbury 2019: Friday with Stormzy, George Ezra and Sheryl Crow – as it happened
Crow rocked the main stage, Ezra blasted us with charisma and Stormzy made Glastonbury history – all on the first big night of this year’s festival

Tim Jonze (now); Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes (earlier)

28, Jun, 2019 @10:45 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – glittery GCSE blowout has most diverse lineup yet
From Dua Lipa’s choreographed pop to Kendrick Lamar’s rap blitzkreig, R&L expanded beyond the indie faithful – but Sex on Fire still got the biggest singalong

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2018 @12:02 PM

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Latitude festival – teenage fans bring energy to middle-class kingdom
Big names like the Killers, alt-J and a surprise Liam Gallagher flounder, but there’s buried treasure from Nao, IAMDDB and Octavian lower down the bill

Jazz Monroe

16, Jul, 2018 @11:23 AM

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Best albums of 2018 so far
Lily Allen dished on her divorce, Arctic Monkeys found their inner crooners, Cardi B earned her stripes, Pusha T teamed up with Kanye West and the Vaccines made an unexpected classic

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Vaccines: Combat Sports review – instinctive, top-drawer garage rock

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Mar, 2018 @8:30 AM

The Vaccines: watch their video for Give Me a Sign
The Vaccines have dipped a toe into the world of the power ballad – and created a video that casts them in the Spinal Tap tradition

Guardian music

08, Oct, 2015 @10:26 AM

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T in the Park review – untrammelled hedonism and unabashed sentimentality
The Prodigy and Kasabian may have harked back to the festival’s past glories, but, despite its relocation, it was the T in the Park crowd that made this the genuine article

Graeme Virtue

13, Jul, 2015 @11:06 AM

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Insomnia, anxiety, break-ups … musicians on the dark side of touring
Long hours in vans and solitary hotel rooms. Screaming fans when you’re on stage, then back home to feed the cat. Musicians talk about the psychological dangers of life on tour

Luke Morgan Britton

25, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Vaccines: 'The Who at Glastonbury is such a safe booking'
The indie rockers say the festival should be looking instead to launch the career of a newer act, such as Florence and the Machine

Guardian music

27, May, 2015 @7:32 AM

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Five albums to try this week: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the Vaccines and more
Stream new music, from Maya Jane Coles’ house to Empire’s season 1 soundtrack, and let us know what you’ll be listening to

Tshepo Mokoena

25, May, 2015 @9:40 AM

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The Vaccines: English Graffiti review – straightforward indie pleasures
The Vaccines don’t experiment – much – on their third album, but their familiar pithy guitar pop will please their loyal fans

Ally Carnwath

24, May, 2015 @7:00 AM

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