So, it seems that minimal distorted indie music is dominating the music industry in 2011 so far. There’s so much of it about that you’d think that we’d all be sick of it.
It does seem however, that The Vaccines do split opinions amongst music lovers, just like Brother do, (although perhaps not quite as extremely) due to their incredibly simplistic style. Yes, there’s nothing really to this song other than standard guitar riffs and painfully honest lyrics but that doesn’t stop it being a brilliant indie pop song. I think that the lyrics are more what captivates the audience of this song than the guitar riff which could quite easily have come from any old song of that particular genre but the lyrics seem personal to lead singer, Justin Young and that’s what wins listeners over. The theme of the song is also something which quite a few people can relate to and this is also probably key to why so many people like it.
I think that Post Break-up Sex is the best song that they’ve released so far quite honestly and that the mellower tones do suit them better in comparison to their more upbeat songs, such as Wreckin’ Bar (ra ra ra). The Vaccines aren’t doing anything wild or extravagant other than making great, intensive indie-pop songs and let’s hope they can continue to do so and let’s hope that their début album (‘What did you expect from The Vaccines?’) is as good as the singles have been.
Words by Katie Wilkinson
Post Break-Up Sex was released on the 24th January on Columbia Records.