I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in ages. I promise I have some cool stuff coming up soon to make up for it. Like this, for example – http://firstandforever.drmartens.co.uk/competitions – go try to win some free tickets to this three night festival at Barfly. There’s something for everyone – Kids who listen to too much Joy Division; you’ll probably enjoy British Sea Power, hipsters who listen to ‘old Alexisonfire’ and first pressings of The Number Twelve Looks Like You; Rolo Tomassi, and twentysomethings with flicky fringes who have a lot (too many.) band t-shirts; The Blackout. If you don’t fit into one of those categories, I’m not sure how you found my blog.
And in case you’re like ‘oh, but I never win anything!’ (whinge.) there’s a bunch of free gigs listed there too – all the bands sound like they should be on the Topman soundtrack, and they’ll probably be the next Mumford & Sons or Two Door Cinema Club or whatever so you should see them now before they get big. Except Hawk Eyes (formerly Chickenhawk), who sound like they should be on Jackass or a skateboarding video game soundtrack. In a good way.