Nokia totally ripped The xx off

India-broadcast, VCR-covering Nokia advert should have the XL lawyers drafting happier than pigs in muck.

16.09.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

So, adverts are a bit sad and everything, but they pay for everything that you enjoy, from movies to TV to musicians, because they have to pay to use a song. Unless, of course, they cover it, and go “Huh?” when they’re brought up. That seems to have been what’s happened in this Nokia advert for an instant messenger, where the backing bears a more-than-striking resemblance to the great band The xx’s great song VCR. See for yourself below.