March 15. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

The latest guitar band to blow up in the UK is The Vaccines, a four-piece from London. They played their first US shows in January and they’re back for SXSW in the same week that their highly-anticipated debut album drops in the UK (set for release in May in the US). Their upbeat mix of Ramones and Beach Boys-style hooks and infectious singalong choruses have proven to be a hit in the UK and they’re sure to make a splash at SXSW. Believe the hype: this is classic pop music at its best.

SXSW schedule:

3/16 Emo’s, Austin, TX @ 5:00pm
3/16 Club Deville, Austin, TX @ 10:00pm
3/17 Cedar St. Courtyard, Austin, TX @ 3:00pm
3/18 Stubbs, Austin, TX @ 2:20pm
3/18 Stubbs, Austin, TX @ 8:30pm

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