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COMPETITION: Win a bloody massive Christmas bulk of CDs, vinyl, merch and more!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! ALL ENTRIES WILL NOW BE INVALID!

It has just turned December, which means there’s only one more month left of 2013 then it’s all over and done with. To celebrate what has undoubtedly been a great year for music and ourselves a music site, we’re launching what is without question our biggest and best competition giveaway to date.

A bunch of friends in bands, labels, management and all other corners of the music industry have supplied us with a plethora of treats to give to one of you guys as a thank you for your dedicated support. We’ve got a bunch of CDs, vinyl, merch and more from loads of bands to give to you. You can see exactly what is in the contest batch below:

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LIVE: Framing Hanley @ Academy 3, Manchester (21/09/2010)

Date: September 21st, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Support: Brooke, Just Surrender
Website: www.framinghanley.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/framinghanley

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Bands who become popular from covering a song usually lead to a quick demise, slowly disintegrate into nothing or are simply rarely ever known for any other song outside the field of diehard fans. Framing Hanley feared to fall into any of these fields with their cover of Lil’ Wayne‘s ‘Lollipop’, but with latest record ‘A Promise To Burn’ they’re confident they’re to push far from the evil side of the double-edged sword. With a string of sold out dates and venue upgrades on their first trip to the UK, they may well have shaked it off.

Welsh openers Brooke (*) don’t kick things off well at all, most notably due to frontman Alex‘s mostly annoying and off tune vocal work. It’s a shame though, as their songs are structured tight and whipped into decent shape, but this is almost completely overlooked by Alex‘s high pitched drones that often break up mid-note. They even manage the almost impossible of making a Jason Derulo song worse than it already is. It’s a wonder why the crowd before them are getting any notable level of entertainment.

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INTERVIEW: Just Surrender @ Academy 3, Manchester (21/09/2010)

Date: September 21st, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/justsurrenderrock

With record label shifts with their latest record ‘Phoenix’ and not long releasing it in the UK via LAB Records, New York’s Just Surrender went on a tour with Framing Hanley as their main support as they headlined a string of shows. Sadly the album leaked a few months before Just Surrender were able to release it officially, so we went and asked them how they felt about finding out about the leak, their whole stance and opinion on illegal downloading and file sharing today, and why they decided to go about writing a darker album than they usually tend to…

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NEWS: Framing Hanley and Just Surrender UK tour starts this week!

Rock ‘n’ rollers Framing Hanley and New York rock quintet Just Surrender return to the UK on September 15th for a 6-date tour. Full dates and venues for the tour that starts this week are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 15 – CARDIFF, Club Ifor Bach
SEPTEMBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy 2
SEPTEMBER 18 – LEEDS, The Cockpit
SEPTEMBER 20 – GLASGOW, Garage
SEPTEMBER 21 – MANCHESTER, Academy 3
SEPTEMBER 23 – LONDON, Underworld

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NEWS: Framing Hanley UK tour dates this month!

Nashville-based rockers Framing Hanley play their first ever UK tour this month, with support coming from Just Surrender for the whole tour. Here are the dates:

SEPTEMBER 15 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
SEPTEMBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM , Academy 2
SEPTEMBER 18 – LEEDS, The Cockpit
SEPTEMBER 20 – GLASGOW, The Garage
SEPTEMBER 21 – MANCHESTER, Academy 3
SEPTEMBER 23 – LONDON, Underworld

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NEWS: LAB Records one day big music giveaway!

LAB Records, the home of such prominent pop and rock artists as Just Surrender, Not Advised, MiMi Soya, Portia Conn, Pegasus Bridge, The Morning Of and Blitz Kids are running a very unique giveaway over at www.labrecs.com/store on September 3rd.

For one day only, LAB Records will literally give away their entire roster for free! As one of the most successful independent labels of its kind out there right now, with 15,000 sales this year alone, LAB Records have built up a solid following of admirers in its short history, and this is their way of giving something back to their fans.

So come September 3rd, the following releases will be free, while stocks last – all you’ll need to pay is the postage:

Just Surrender – ‘Phoenix’
The Morning Of – ‘The Way I Fell In’
Portia Conn – ‘I Don’t Care’
Lost On Campus – ‘Tell Them I Had A Wonderful Life’
Not Advised – ‘After The Fight’
Lost On Landing – ‘Sweet Talk’
MiMi Soya – ‘I Can’t Stand Pop Bands’

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ALBUM: Just Surrender – Phoenix

Release Date: August 2nd, 2010
Label: LAB Records
Website: www.justsurrender.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/justsurrenderrock

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The ethic of “if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it” comes to mind when listening to Just Surrender‘s latest full-length effort, ‘Phoenix’. The punk rock 5-piece are following a forumla they’re comfortable with, to avoid disappointment and polarisation of their current fanbase.

Understandable of course, no band wants a backlash and they could well just be doing what they enjoy and not be interested in experimentation. But without a little bit of shaking things up, how will you know what you’re capable of and how will you possibly make a sound you find more suited to yourself? This isn’t to say progress hasn’t been made, it’s just very minimal. It’s just a good thing that Just Surrender are more than capable of writing songs to make up for it.

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