Vaccines on tour at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday
PROBABLY what you didn't expect from The Vaccines was a sense of awe from the stage.
The perky, indie-rock-popsters are used to leaving critics, fans and new listeners in a daze, which has accounted for their rapid rise.
It works both ways though, possibly because the speed of their ascent has been so great.
Bass player Arni Hjörvar is as likely to tell you about a great gig he has witnessed as he is about one he has played in.
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He is proud, too, of a quality shown by the band you'd more usually expect from a combo pushing for a breakthrough
"We have a good work ethic," he says. "I like that. We want to be seen as a hard-working band.
"Even when you are touring heavily it is not that hard. You are mostly just waiting for things to happen.
"So when you go in the studio you want to get on with it. We showed that with the way we worked on the second album."
Come of Age, the follow-up to 2011's What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? was doubly important because of the band's knowledge that quick success can just as quickly fade.
First release If You Wanna wasn't even a proper single – it was uploaded on YouTube as a demo – when Radio 1's Zane Lowe picked it as his Hottest Record In The World in August 2010 to thrust the four-piece into the spotlight before they'd played their first gig.
Critics drew comparisons with the Ramones, The Strokes and The Jesus And Mary Chain.
The boys, though, prefer to talk about influences ranging from Fifties rock'n'roll to Eighties American hardcore and good pop music.
They were the first band to appear on Later With Jools Holland without releasing a record.
When they finally did, What Did You Expect... racked up the sales, reaching number four.
Arno remains grounded. "There is a tendency in the UK media to hype bands, get tired and then do the same when something new comes along. So we were hesitant," he says.
"It was so bizarre and humbling. We just wanted to do more."
At the moment they are in the business of touring, with Plymouth Pavilions next up on Thursday.
This is their second visit to the South West in five months after July's storming Eden Sessions debut – a gig that had a special resonance for Arni.
He was freshly arrived from his native Iceland in 2007 when he spotted Rufus Wainwright was playing in Cornwall.
"I hired a car and drove from London," he says. "I had no idea how far it was.
"It was a great gig but the most expensive in my life.
"I wasn't used to driving on the left, there were all these bus lanes and didn't know about the congestion charge in London.
"Three months later all these fixed penalty fines came in."
Tickets for Thursday's gig are available on 0845 146 1460 or at www.plymouthpavilions.com.