When U.K. band The Vaccines had their full-length debut "What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?" scheduled to be released the same week The Strokes were issuing their comeback album "Angles" - following a five year absence - adjustments were in order. Obviously, the U.K. music press would be all over The Strokes and not much (if anything) else. The Vaccines' release date was moved up a week.
The band began a year earlier. A demo of "If You Wanna" was proclaimed 'Hottest Record In The World' in August '10 by BBC DJ/presenter Zane Lowe. That notoriety led to a U.K. tour.
Debut single "Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" didn't do much on the U.K. singles chart but Q Magazine named the short shot (only 1:24) the "Track of the Day." Radio appearances and tours accompanied the release of The Vaccines' second single "Post Break-Up Sex" which debuted in the U.K. Top 40.
"What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?" won the XFM New Music Award, which honored the Best British Debut Album of 2011.
While recording their sophomore set, Vaccines frontman Justin Young stated "Come Of Age" would have a pop leaning. "Pop seems to be a dirty word but we don't think it should be," he stated.
2011 What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
2012 Come Of Age