HEY YOU: the Mercury Prize is announcing it’s 2013 winner on Wednesday 30 October 2013. That mean we’re announcing the winner of our COROT-3b Prize too. Don’t know what the COROT-3b Prize is? Well, go click on that link. Everyone up to speed? Good. You’ve got mere hours left to cast your vote, so we figured we’d use this week’s Sunday Slaylist to not only remind you of who’s up for the prize, and to prompt any Johnny-come-lately types to CAST THEIR VOTES NOW.
September 15th, 2013
Yes, yes, yes, the Mercury Prize doesn’t have any metal in it. Yes, yes, yes, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Yes, yes, yes, that hasn’t stopped us resurrecting the COROT-3b Prize to celebrate a dozen great British metal albums from the last 12 months. Go click that link if you need an explanation why we called that. Everyone else: go click the “Read More” link and go listen to our Sunday Spotify Slaylist of this year’s COROT-3b nominees.
May 2nd, 2012
Everyone loves free stuff. We love free stuff. It’s the incentive that keeps us posting snide and snarky missives on the internet, after all. Sometimes though, people want us to give you free stuff though – as is the case with the guys and gals over at Victory Records, who’ve given us a big ol’ bag of CDs and t-shirts to give away to our readers.
March 1st, 2012
Last week we advised you that you could buy tickets for the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip with a 10% discount, and our shameless shilling hasn’t gone unnoticed – the guys over at Hard Rock Hell have given us a set of three tickets to this year’s event to give away to one lucky reader – as well as three nights accommodation for when you’re out there in Ibiza.
September 19th, 2011
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is being shown at over 200 cinemas this Thursday, 22 September and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away in London. You can win them here because this is a competition. It’s easy.
July 31st, 2008
Rip Curl Boardmasters festival is Europe’s biggest surf and skate and music festival and its hitting Newquay on 4-10 August 2008, this year in association with Relentless energy drink and Vans, who are giving some swag away.
You can watch the world’s best surfers and skateboarders and stuff during the day and then go watch wicked bands like The Ghost Of A Thousand, Johnny Truant and Gallows in the evening. And bands like Kids In Glass Houses and Pigeon Detectives too. There’s something for everyone.
You’ve got to remember that because there will be loads of surfers, there will be a load of buffed, tanned bodies floating around so it’s probably the sexiest festival in the UK. It beats the tens of thousands of fat, hairy dudes that descend upon Donington every June for Download Festival.
Vans is going to offer one lucky winner a pair of VIP tickets to the Rip Curl Boardmasters festival as well as a Vans hoodie, a Vans t-shirt and a pair of Vans shoes. Not too bad.
There is a picture of a hoodie, a t-shirt and a pair of shoes above but the ones on offer are actually different ones. That’s just a pretty badly Photoshopped picture
To enter this competition to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Rip Curl Boardmasters festival and a Vans hoodie, a Vans t-shirt and a pair of Vans shoes, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
Where does the festival favourite VW campervan originate?
Email your answer with your name, address and a contact telephone number to email@example.com with “Van” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 10am Monday, 4 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.
July 7th, 2008
To celebrate its release, we’ve got a few copies of Biffy Clyro Singles 2001-2005 and a few posters to give away.
Scotland’s current finest exports have been keeping very, very busy since the release of Puzzle in June 2007 and are playing at nearly every major summer festival you can think of at the moment.
Watch the video to ‘Glitter And Trauma’ by Biffy Clyro
To enter this great competition to win a copy of Singles 2001-2005 by Biffy Clyro and a commemorative poster, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
What are the names of the twins in Biffy Clyro?
Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Biffy” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 10am Tuesday, 26 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.
Biffy Clyro release their new single ‘Mountains’ through 14th Floor Records on Monday, 25 August 2008
June 10th, 2008
Not content with releasing a brand new album, Good to Be Bad in their 30th anniversary year, Whitesnake have returned with a magnificent three-CD set imaginitively titled 30th Anniversary Collection. We’ve got three copies to give away.
Released by EMI, the career-spanning tracklist includes huge radio-friendly classic rock anthems such as ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ as well as a fantastic live acoustic version of the Deep Purple classic ‘Soldier of Fortune’.
Watch an acoustic version of ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake
To enter this great competition to win a a copy of 30th Anniversary Collection by Whitesnake, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
What is the name of Whitesnake’s lead singer?
Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to email@example.com with “Whitesnake” as the subject. The closing date for entries is 10am Monday, 21 July 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone.
17 Glasgow SECC
18 Birmingham NEC
20 Manchester MEN
21 Belfast Odyssey Arena
23 Sheffield Arena
24 Newcastle Arena
26 London Wembley Arena
14 Cardiff International Arena
15 Liverpool Echo Arena
17 Nottingham Arena
June 10th, 2008
To celebrate the much-anticipated release of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight on 25 July 2008, we’ve got a bunch of goody bags to give away containing a journal, a hat, a waterbottle, a pen and a Blu-Ray DVD of Batman Begins.
This is the next in the Batman movie franchise after 2005’s brilliant, fast-paced action blockbuster, Batman Begins and we’ve all been waiting for it with huge anticipation since the first full trailer was released late in 2007.
Watch the first trailer for The Dark Knight
Starring Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne with the late Heath Ledger portraying The Joker, the latest trailer was released in May 2008 and gives even more insight into what seems to be another fast-paced, action-packed thriller.
Others amongst the all-star cast include Michael Caine as the ever-dependable Alfred the butler and Maggie Gyllenhaal has taken the enviable mantle of Bruce Wayne’s love interest. Award-winning actors such as Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman also feature prominently once again.
Watch the second trailer for The Dark Knight
To enter this fantastic competition to win a The Dark Knight goody bag containing a journal, a hat, a waterbottle, a pen and a Blu-Ray DVD of Batman Begins, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
Who portrayed Batman in the cult American television show from the 1960s?
Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Batman” as the subject. The closing date for entries is 10am Monday, 04 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone.
Batman Begins will be released on Blu-Ray DVD on the 14 July 2008
The Dark Knight will be in cinemas nationwide from 25 July 2008