Admittedly, I just went to hear The Vaccines, but I feel I should at least mention the other two bands. Various Cruelties were first on and I know I quite liked them, though I can’t remember any of their songs now or what they sounded like. They were okay and maybe if I hear more of their music in the future, I’ll remember them better.
On the other hand, I do remember Colours and not in a good way. :/ The music was ok, but the vocals had an echo-effect slapped on them which kind of ruined it all for me. Not my taste and I only remember them because I really didn’t get into it. 🙁
So. The Vaccines. The most hyped band I’ve heard of all year. I like them. They come across as kind of old-fashioned (not retro, just old-fashioned…there’s some subtle difference I can’t quite explain) and they sound a bit like The Ramones crossed with…other bands I like but can’t name. The songs are uncomplicated and rockin’ and I’m definitely going to buy their album when it comes out. â€¦