Thursday, 17 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Some cities have wonderful pop music histories, some might be lucky enough to enjoy successful periods in the future, but few can confidently say, they have both.
Liverpool is one of a select bunch of cities that can. Like London, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, it can accurately claim to have changed the complexion of modern music.
Now, a new prize, the GIT Award (named after the popular local music blog Getintothis - www.getintothis.co.uk), is about to recognise the best of the future crop of Liverpool musicians who may go on to do what Scousers have been doing for more than half a century – changing the course of history.
As award-winning writer and Word Magazine associate editor Paul Du Noyer, author of the peerless history of the city’s pop music culture, Liverpool Wondrous Place, says, “Music is not just the heritage but the heartbeat of Liverpool.”
But, it’s not just about rock and roll and the guitar bands the city has mostly been famed for, the GIT Award will celebrate Liverpool's current rich musical diversity. From the thriving hip hop scene to its electronica artists, from its long-established country and roots community to punk, folk and metal, the GIT Award is open to all.
Peter Guy, Liverpool ECHO journalist and editor of Getintothis, says, “Think of it as the Scouse Mercury Prize - but, the only criteria being that it has a clear connection with Liverpool; ie: the record was made, produced or recorded by Liverpudlians. "Unlike the Mercurys, there will be a transparent judging panel and as many grass roots musicians won't record a full album during the course of a year, we're asking for four tracks be submitted to be eligible for entry - think of it as an old school four-track EP."
And the prize? It's a little belter. Sandhills Studio is offering a day's free recording time with a top producer, while the winners will play next year's Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Music Week.
Vce Magazine, meanwhile, has asked Getintothis to promote an exclusive gig at their London-based bar, The Old Blue Last, featuring the winners. On top of this, film-maker Ian Gamester, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Virgin Media Shorts film, will make the band's video promo which will be screened in FACT’s boutique Box cinema for the winners and their nearest and dearest.
Further goodies from sponsors will be announced in the coming months.
The GIT Award will have an official launch at Liverpool Music Week's spectacular closing party at the Contemporary Urban Centre on November 11 with the 12 nominees announced next spring before the winner is unveiled days before Liverpool Sound City 2012 where they will feature on the Getintothis stage.
In the meantime, spread the word, The GIT Award is officially ON - musicians, bands and creative types everywhere, send your four tracks to email@example.com or alternatively post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Daily Post & ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L693EB. If you're a business and would like to get involved with the GIT Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 7 November 2011
Last week may have gone out with a bang but that’s no reason to write off this one. Here at Resurrection, we’ve got an unfathomable amount of goodies to make this week just as explosive.
We’ve also had some new lines from new cult favorites, Trainer Spotter, our favourite being the Rubicks Grenade tee (pictured). Strong colours, great graphic print, winter needn't be a drab affair.
Shoe fans need not fret; we’ve had a massive vans order as well as new stock fromSperry and Pointer. Items of note include the Pointer Debaser in navy, the Vans charcoal Moc’s, and the Sperry Bahamas in grey. Keep an eye out for the new Sperry boots fresh from the Shipyard range. They should be up online in the next few days.
We’ve had some great new ladies piece in too, and the good news for those of you who can’t make it to the store is that we’ll be having a ladies photo shoot very soon, meaning you can experience as much of the Resurrection magic as they boys get to! Motel, Ruby Rocks, Sugarhill, Reverse, all the essential brands and with free delivery for orders over £30, you can’t go wrong.
We’re still offering 10% off your next order when you sign up to our site. Make sure you like us onFacebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with prizes, new stock and general brilliance as it happens. Our blog’s not bad either. X
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Now we’re done spending all our available funds on capes, fake blood and wigs, it’s time to put the finishing touches to our autumn attire. The season has finally changed, and although we were sunbathing just last month, gloves are almost rudimentary and footwear that lets in water just won’t cut it.
One way to brighten the fact it’s dark for more of the day than it’s light is a shiny new purchase. The new stock from Chunk, the purveyors of cult apparel with a humorous twist, are back with a new range of tees to tickle your funny bone. If you’re after some fictitious characters getting on with their lives outside the confines of the story that catapulted them to fame, then this is the brand for you. Take the ‘Darkside Racing’ tee; it sees Star Wars characters on a racetrack, while the ‘Ghost Train’ tee sees one of the ghosts from Pac Man living it large on some underground tracks.
Two Angle in now in store and it’s great. The brand’s ‘Baby’ tees are back, and the second wave features hip hop icons such as Snoop andPublic Enemy... as babies. It works, it just sound weird in print! Other highlights are the ‘Mabon Jacket’. This gilet has it going on in all the right areas, from the plaid detailing on the shoulders, to the fact it’s the warmest way to add a little style to your wardrobe this side of a massive coat.
Footwear-wise, we’ve had a load of high-end styles in for your perusal. Sperry’s Shipyard range is now in store. The ‘Longshoreman Chukka’ and ‘Rigger Boots’ definitely get our vote.
The ladies needn’t feel left out. Our current stock is getting so much airtime on the television you’d be hard-pushed not to be dressed like a celeb if you’re a Resurrection regular. The X-Factor judges and contestants have all been pictured in Motel and Sugarhill designs in store now. Now Magazine has jumped on the ‘loving everything we ordered for A/W11 bandwagon’, making the Motel ‘Renne’ dress one of its party dresses of the season. It’s great being right!
We’ve got competitions coming out of our ears at the moment. For those of you who haven’t ‘liked’ our official Facebook page, there’s £100 of store credit in it for you if you’re fan number XX. We’re nearing the number, get on it. For those who’ve had the sense to join already, ‘Guess The Celeb’ for your chance to win £100 of store credit. There’s a new clue each day!
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