The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Hayward-Young (lead vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (lead guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals) and Pete Robertson (drums, vocals). The band have released two studio albums, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (2011) and Come of Age (2012), which charted at #1 in the UK upon its release. Their third album English Graffiti is scheduled to be released on 25th May 2015.
The band have toured extensively, playing with and opening up for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse amongst others. The band’s debut album was the best-selling debut album of 2011, drawing comparisons to The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band themselves have said that their influences range from “’50s rock ‘n’ roll through to ’80s American hardcore, and a lot of good pop music”.