Gig Impressions: The Vaccines at Luxor, Cologne

Hey guys!

I love photographing live music.
It's always challenging, it's always meaningful and it's definitely always a bit of an adventure.

house in the sand has had many fantastic acts in front of the lense and just earlier this week, I got to photograph The Vaccines in Cologne.

The Vaccines are a four piece band from London, England.
Their sound varies but could be classified as indie pop with bits of alternative rock.

The band formed in 2010 and has been making music ever since and took over the music scene in 2011. 
Their debut album was 2011's best selling debut album, their fanbase grew and they played more than 150 shows in that year. 
It all continued with great reviews, support slots for The Artic Monkeys and countless other highlights.

The Vaccines are:
Justin Young (lead vocals, guitar)
Freddie Cowan (guitar)
Árni Árnason (bass)
Pete Robertson (drums)

This year The Vaccines released their third LP, played tons of festivals and are currently touring the world.

On October 13th 2015 the band played a gig at Luxor, Cologne.

Here are some impressions from that night including support act Kid Wave.

Kid Wave are four piece alternative rock band based in London, UK.

If you want to find out more about the band, click here for a video interview with front woman Lea.

Kid Wave were an absolute delight to listen to live.
What really stood out about their stage presence was the fun they had - it was so obvious that these four musicians had an absolute blast on stage and love what they do.

It was so refreshing to watch them and I really look forward to hearing more of them.

Make sure to listen to their stuff online.

Find all links for Kid Wave below!

Main act of the evening, The Vaccines entered the stage and took over complete control.
I have never seen a crowd go crazy that quickly; from the first chords, the listeners were 100% there.

There was singing, there was dancing, there was clapping.
It really seemed like The Vaccines just pushed a button and had the crowd hanging on their every movement.

Even I struggled standing still when the band belted out their hit "Handsome".

Front man Justin absolutely knows how to put on an intense show, he's a brilliant entertainer and knows how to control a crowd in a charmingly demanding way.

Bassist Arni, guitarist Freddie and drummer Pete deserve all the credits!
Besides complementing Justin's energetic live show, they also know how to show off their skills.

Turns out The Vaccines don't only sound amazing live, they also deliver an incredible performance. 

If you get the chance to see The Vaccines live, go and do it!
Everyone who's into energetic, infectious and danceable indie rock is definitely going to enjoy love them live.

Many thanks to Sony Music, The Vaccines' tour manager and the Luxor staff for being absolutely lovely to me.

Kid Wave online: Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

The Vaccines online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for reading!


Credits // Text & Photography: Vanessa Jertschewske 


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