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Stella Artois Connoisseurs: Ben Wheatley

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Stella Artois Connoisseurs: Ben Wheatley

Posted on 27 July 2013 by Chris Ford



Continuing the excellent Stella Artois filmmaker series that we have featured before is British director Ben Wheatley  who has brought us the modern classics Kill List , Sightseers and his new much hyped ‘A Filed in England gives us a insight into how he works in film and the process behind it, if your a film buff like me its a great insight, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have

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Stub Hub comes to the UK

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Stub Hub comes to the UK

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Chris Ford

I love music and go to alot of gigs, although some sell out so quickly or go on sale so far in advance that I just get in on time or cant plan my life that far in advance to snag them before they are sold out, what usually happens is in the weeks leading up to a gig I scour Ebay in search on the tickets I’m after, often I can actually get them cheaper than face value like I did recently with Suede at Alexandra palace ( which was awesome!) but its always a gamble.

But things have changed ! ,  Ebay have now moved all ticket sales over to their sister company StubHub which is a specialist ticket reseller where fans can sell their unwanted music , theatre or sports tickets.  Its a great idea and with StubHub you are fully covered against any problems such as tickets not being sent or counterfeit tickets.

for more information on the StubHub guarantee or to just book your next gig head over to www.stubhub.co.uk

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Win £100 worth of Ticketmaster Vouchers with Ladbrokes!

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Win £100 worth of Ticketmaster Vouchers with Ladbrokes!

Posted on 19 September 2012 by Chris Ford

If you’re a fan of live music, then listen up! We’ve partnered up with national betting favourite, Ladbrokes, to offer our readers a fantastic prize – an £100 Ticketmaster voucher to see the gig of your choice across the country.
Ladbrokes is one of the UK’s leading online casinos, and has a range of music, sports and hobby-themed slot games to choose from. To celebrate their fab Vinyl Countdown slot game (yep, we loved the name too!) they’re giving away Ticketmaster vouchers so you can check out live music and cool gigs in your area, covering everything from Arctic Monkeys to The Zutons.
To be in with a chance of winning a Ticketmaster voucher to the tune of £100, just answer the question below:
Which symbol acts as the wild in Vinyl Countdown?
Wild Disco Ball
Wild Jukebox
Wild Microphone
Please email your answers to us at enterthecomp@gmail.com
The competition ends on October 1st 2012, and the winner will be chosen at random from those with the correct answer.
Good luck!

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Curated by Lyle and Scott’ Live Shows

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Curated by Lyle and Scott’ Live Shows

Posted on 19 September 2011 by Chris Ford

After offering an early platform to the likes of Tribes, Trophy Wife and James Yuill, iconic fashion brand Lyle & Scott are pleased to announce the second in a series of ‘Curated by Lyle & Scott’ shows. The exciting programming this year will see Chad Valley, Alex Clare, Disclosure and Hooray for Earth perform at shows across the country.


11th October – XOYO – London w/ Chad Valley, Disclosure + Competition Winner

23rd November – Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh w/ Alex Clare, Hooray for Earth + Competition Winner

24th November – The Deaf Institute – Manchester w/Alex Clare, Hooray for Earth + Competition Winner

29th November – XOYO – London w/Alex Clare, Hooray for Earth + Competition Winner

Further London dates to be announced shortly

Tickets for all shows cost £6 and can be purchased from

For tickets please go to www.lyleandscott.com/cbls


Following on from last year’s successful CBLS series in London, we are excited to be taking the show on the road and supporting emerging talent around the UK’ said Jess Pugh, Lyle & Scott’s Marketing Manager.


After the initial London launch which will feature Chad Valley and Disclosure, ‘Curated by Lyle & Scott’ will take Alex Clare, Hooray for Earth plus a third act, which will be decided through a fan-influenced competition on the road.


Headlining the October launch at London’s XOYO will be Chad Valley – the personal outpourings of one Hugo Manuel, the balearic inclined vocalist of Oxford’s Jonquil and founder member of the Blessing Force collective. Hugo has made quite a splash this past summer, supporting the likes of Amiina, Mountain Goats and Foals. Blog darlings Disclosure who’s recent offering have won them fans at Pitchfork, NME, XLR8R, Loud and Quiet, Altered Zones and RCRD LBL will be supporting on the night.

Headlining Edinburgh, Manchester and the second London date will be Island Records’ signing Alex Clare, whose debut album produced by Switch and Diplo is due out later this year. Supporting Clare will be New York rock outfit Hooray for Earth.

Lyle & Scott are offering new bands the chance to perform at any one of the upcoming CBLS gigs as the opening act. All you need to do is send in a YouTube clip to CBLS@live.co.uk. The shortlist will then be put on Lyle and Scott’s Facebook and fans can ‘like’ to show support. Our panel of experts will then choose 1 winner per show. Competition opens on 6 Sept until mid November.







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Beats by Dre Pro Headphones

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Beats by Dre Pro Headphones

Posted on 05 July 2011 by Chris Ford

Beats By Dre are a range of headphones produced by high end cable manufacturer Monster, as the name may suggest they are also endorsed by the rapper Dr Dre.

When I was asked to review the new Beats Pro headphones I have to admit I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the idea, I’m not a rap fan really and with these aimed and designed supposedly for rap music I couldn’t see how much I would enjoy these imagining bass heavy distorting on my indie guitar based music.


Well from the moment I plugged them I was sold, the headphones produced a crisp clear sound on every piece of music I threw at them, instrument separation truly amazed me and I have honestly been rediscovering some of my favourite music.

The build quality is fantastic, the frame is made from a thick metal alloy that could stand up to the toughest situations, there’s no plastic to snap here. Even the cord is thick and durable like nothing I have seen before, I truly am very impressed.

So Im impressed witht he sound, Im impressed with the build quality, what lets these headphones down slightly is the price with a RRP of £349.00  Id say a good £100 of that must be going into Dr Dre’s pocket.  Still well worth a look and if you have the cash why not?

Amazon currently have the Black version onsale for £275 which may be worth a look here


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