The Vaccines don't have a problem with The X Factor, seeing it as part of the grand tradition of pop:
"I actually think the talent shows hark back to the '50s, '60s era of variety stuff," [Justin Young] told BBC News.Actually, that's not really "sticking up" for The X Factor, is it? That's just going up to Leona Lewis and saying 'you're effectively the Pam Ayres of our times'.
"I think they're the old fashioned way. People expect us to turn our noses up at these shows, but I think that for a lot of people it's the only opportunity they're going to get and I think it's as valid as going out playing show after show every night."