British bands who base their rock n’ roll in guitar & drum running rhythms with snark leading the way are not really a foreign import to the States; but that doesn’t make them less enjoyable. “No Hope”, the song/video from Brit quartet the Vaccines, below, is prime example, bubbling guitar hooks made more fun by front man Justin Young’s Julian Casablancas-like deadpan whine. They make their headlining run in the Midwest for only a few select dates (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) before hitting the west coast and then back to the UK, touring for Come of Age, out on Columbia Records late last fall. Catch them while catch can.
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