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June 8, 2012

Music Mania: The Vaccines

Music Mania rolls on here at Nokia Connects with another contest and more amazing prizes – a signed vinyl album, along with a Nokia Lumia 610. But from whom (as if the title of this post didn’t give it away)? Read on and all will be revealed…

This week our focus falls on guitar heroes The Vaccines, who teamed up with Nokia previously for a Nokia Summer Sessions version of their anthem ‘Wetsuit’. Since then the band have gone from strength to strength and are set to tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers this summer along with a host of festival appearances and a support slot on The Stone Roses’ comeback gig.

Nokia Lumia 610

The Vaccines have risen meteorically in the indie scene, with recommendations from luminaries such as Zane Lowe, Alex Kapranos and Marcus Mumford. Their debut album – cunningly-titled ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ – was met with acclaim, and they even appeared on The David Letterman show. Their second, scheduled for September, has the equally amusing title of ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’

If you want to listen an exclusive mix of their favourite tunes, their Celebrity Mix on Nokia’s Mix Radio includes artists like Lou Reed, T-Rex, Abba, The Band, Rolling Stones, Placebo and Spiritualized.

So about that competition that I’m sure you’re eager to get your teeth into. Simple really, just answer the following question in the comments and we’ll pick the response we like best:

This summer the Vaccines are playing festivals across Europe, a string of North American venues, and the world’s largest greenhouse. But where would you most like to see them perform live, and why?

The competition ends at midnight GMT on Thursday 14th June. We will choose our favourite response and contact the winner the next day (full terms & conditions are here).

**UPDATE – we have a winner! Congratulations to Che Nor Burn, who would like to see The Vaccines play in Kuala Lumpur.**