A band’s success used to be judged by the charts. Number one, or even two if you’re Oasis (one for the Blur fans – DN), meant Top Of The Pops. Number three was the Woolworths bargain bin. Nowadays no one cares, so we need another definer. How about venue size?
Small bands play the toilet circuit, big bands get the Academies and the arenas, but this hides the hidden mystery: When big bands play club gigs. This is where The Vaccines find themselves, giving fans a chance to see their musical heroes up close and personal in a unique atmosphere. Money literally can’t buy it.
Tickets are available for free via a competition, so none of the secondary ticketing nonsense, from now until midnight 1 April with winners notified the next day. Support comes from fellow Londoners Filthy Boy, and Zulu.
If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets, The Vaccines are playing their only London show at Field Day in Victoria Park on 2 June.