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Arni's back!

Posted on 11 November 2015  - 01:10

Arni Arnason has played to thousands at gigs around the world - so perhaps it's no surprise the bassist for top band The Vaccines loves nothing more than disappearing into a crowd of Spurs fans.


"Football gets the same emotional reaction out of everyone at the same time whereas at a concert, everyone probably has a different relationship with each song," he explained. "It’s a totally different feeling and something completely all encompassing to be part of a crowd, especially at White Hart Lane."

It's a busy time for the band formed in London on 2010. Their latest album 'English Graffiti' peaked in the charts at number two and the band are currently touring in Australia before returing for a series of gigs in the UK in the run up to Christmas.

Spare time is therefore precious to Arni and his bandmates - and a visit to the Lane to be relished!

Below: Spurs TV special - Arni at the Lane


"I’m from Iceland originally," he explained. "I moved to the UK and friends of mine told me I wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation in the UK unless I knew something about football!

"They took me to Spurs and taught me the ropes. It was a new love for me.

"The first match I saw here was a 0-0 draw against Manchester City in 2010. Joe Hart was incredible against us. It was an incredibly emotional game and dragged me in.

"Up to that moment, I couldn’t really care less about football. From there, I was Spurs for life."

One of the most popular bands around, The Vaccines have released three albums to date - 'What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?' (2011) and 'Come of Age' (2012), which charted at number one upon its release.

They have also toured extensively and supported huge bands like The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse.

His advice for budding rock stars? Simple. "Work hard."

He continued: "You need a bit of luck as well, but if you don’t work hard you won’t be in position to get that luck."