The Vaccines

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The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in London in 2010. The band’s debut album, ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?’ was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK album charts. On 5 January 2011, the band were placed third in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll.

Formed in June 2010, the band consists of Justin Young, Árni Hjörvar (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar, younger brother of Tom from The Horrors) and Pete Robertson (drums). The band was initially formed by Young and Cowan with a third member who soon left. The band released their demo ‘If You Wanna’ in the Summer of 2010 where the track received praise from Zane Lowe, who named it his ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on August 18, 2010.

Photographed August 28, 2015 at The Opera House in Toronto

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