In Shakespearian ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ update ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, Heath Ledger’s character, baffled at the attention an eligible bachelorette is receiving, proffers the immortal lines, “What is it with this chick? Has she got beer-flavoured nipples?”
That pretty much sums up TG’s befuddlement when it comes to The Vaccines live. Yes, they’ve written a decent album of Ramones-inflected indie tunes about love, boredom and disaffection, but that only gets you halfway. ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’ was a highly entertaining jump-along, but the rest of the set was performed in exactly the same flat fashion and a sense of déjà vu inevitably descended.