Deaf Havana Fans – Watch This!

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We have delved back into our 10 Year Anniversary Vault and pulled out this little beauty from Deaf Havana!

Relaxing before their Norwich gig, the guys were more than happy to join in our celebrations and James even took it upon himself to do a legendary impression! Can you guess who he is trying to impersonate? Check out the video here!

Win Deaf Havana Signed Goodies

Get your hands on some of the signed goodies we got at the gig by entering the competition running in our current summer catalogue.

Best entry wins our Grindstore 10 Year Tee and an ‘Everybody’s Dancing’ Tee, both signed by Deaf Havana.

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How To Enter

Taking inspiration from their album ‘Old Souls’, we want to see pics of the coolest grandparents on the planet! Nominate yours now!

Send your pics to social@grindstore.com

Competition ends Sunday 31st August!

The Grindstore team will choose the best entry and the winner will be announced by Friday, 5th September 2014.

You Me At Six Join The Celebrations!

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The second reveal from our awesome collection of Anniversary video messages is from British rockers You Me At Six!

We met the guys on their UK tour earlier this year and they were more than happy to get involved in our Anniversary celebrations, they also signed some goodies for us to give away so make sure you check out the competition below. Watch the epic video Josh and Max recorded for us here:

 

Win You Me At Six Signed Goodies!

Get your hands on some signed goodies the guys gave us by entering the competition running in our current summer catalogue.

Best entry wins our Grindstore 10 Year Tee and a ‘Sixers’ Tee, both signed by You Me At Six.

 

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How to Enter

After spending the last 10 years by himself, Grindstore’s Skully is in need of a pet! Design him a companion and be in with a chance to win the awesome You Me At Six prizes! Email your pics to social@grindstore.com

Competition ends Sunday 31st August!

The Grindstore team will choose the best pet from all the entries and the winner will be announced by Friday, 5th September 2014.

Grindstore Meets Neck Deep!

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A number of our biggest bands have been sending us awesome messages to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary and we are going to share them with you weekly!

Our first reveal is from Neck Deep! We met the guys backstage at their Norwich gig and not only did they leave us this epic message, they also ensured we did not leave empty handed! Check out the video here:

Get your hands on some of the signed goodies the guys gave us by entering the competition running in our current summer catalogue.

Win Neck Deep Signed Goodies!

Get your hands on some of the signed goodies the guys gave us by entering the competition running in our current summer catalogue.

Best entry wins our Grindstore 10 Year Tee signed by the band and a Neck Deep Zoltar 11”x17” screen printed poster!

How to Enter

Zoltar… what would you wish for? Here at Grindstore, we want to know what you would use one wish on and why?

Enter via twitter: post a tweet to @grindstore with your wish and hashtag #zoltar. Competition ends Sunday 31st August.

Check back next week for another awesome instalment from the Grindstore 10 Year Anniversary vault!

Misfits Mayhem! The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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We didn’t know what to expect when we heard we would be meeting the legendary horror punk rockers ‘Misfits’ at The Assembly in Leamington Spa. Misfits aren’t your average punk band…their stage set, songs and look are all horror movie inspired!

After decades of ups and downs, the band’s only original member is bassist and now singer, Jerry Only and we could not wait to meet him. Walking backstage, Jerry was on his mobile talking to a child about their school grades as he shook our hands and signed everything we chucked under his nose. After hanging up, we had a brief chat and mentioned that we stock Misfits merch at Grindstore and had done for many years. In an instant, he had members of his crew rushing off to give us free gifts to use as prizes such as awesome tour posters. We finished our chat and took some photos with him before departing for the gig.

During their set, Misfits smashed through new tracks ‘The Devil’s Rain’ and ‘Vivid Red’ as well as treating us to old favourites like ‘Scream!’ and ‘We are 138’. Barely pausing between the intensely bass filled and fast paced set list, Jerry Only commanded the stage with his huge physical presence and frequently threw his fists into the air. The band ended on the crowd favourite ‘Die, Die My Darling’ before saluting the Leamington crowd!

We must mention that the staff at The Assembly were superb to let us have free reign backstage and allowed us to sit amongst the band after the show. As the guitarist, Dez – who was sick and had lost his voice, was happily showing us photos of his dog on his iPad, it was clear that these horror themed musicians were the nicest of guys. Jerry Only was the last to appear backstage and you could hear him coming as he bellowed out songs as he entered the room. Kebabs were eaten, jokes were shared and equipment was boxed up as we mingled with the Misfits crew. Jerry was on fine form as he chatted with us about anything – from the band, touring, the UK, the eclectic furniture backstage (a bumper car, old fashioned arm chairs, a 50’s decked-out caravan & more) and even being involved in wrestling in the late 1990’s.) He didn’t just sign things for us to give away – he enthusiastically had time for anyone who wanted to speak with him. It was a fantastic experience to meet the band and we look forward to a future UK tour. As Jerry departed, he called over to us that he would save more stories of his past for next time – and we can’t wait!

 

Get all your official Misfits merchandise at Grindstore!

 

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Exhibit A Gallery – Andy Biersack

Make a statement with our awesome new collection of unisex tees from Exhibit A Gallery.

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Established in 2008 by Richard Villa III, Exhibit A Gallery was originally a place for the creative types to get together and exchange ideas. Since then, the artists have worked with some massive names including Shawn Crahan (aka Clown / #6), Gerard Way, Robert Trujillo and Steve Caballero.

We are hugely excited to introduce our new range of t-shirts from the collection which showcases the creative talents of rock’s one and only Andy Biersack! With eight awesome designs currently available, we’re pretty sure you will find something to suit your style.

🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Fuck You Mother Fucker 🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Daggers
🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Trend Killer 🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Starving Artist
🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Death To Hip-Hop 🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Die Posers Die
🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Create or Die 🎨 Exhibit A Gallery AB Bite Me

Perfect for men and women with an eye for the intriguing and unusual, this sensational Exhibit A Gallery collection is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing.

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New at Grindstore – Furrybones

If dead cute is your style then we’re pretty sure you’re going to LOVE Furrybones!
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Created by the Tokyo born artist Misaki Sawada, these plush toys are “a little dead and super cute” and guaranteed to put a smile on your face as they stare lovingly at you with their empty eye sockets.

We are currently stocking five of these adorable plush toys which measure 30cm (the perfect size for your desk or bedside table) and they come in the form of Unie, Black Bun Bun, Pandie, Black Mao Mao and Honeybear. So why not get acquainted with these lovely little monsters and discover all of Furrybones’ favourite costumes.

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💀 Furrybones Unie

💀 Furrybones Honeybear

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💀 Furrybones Pandie

Treat yourself to one of these lovable Furrybones and brighten up your day the cute way.

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Record Store Day 2014

Thumbing through shelves of records in plastic sleeves. The smell of vinyl. Flicking through the liner notes. The crackle of anticipation as the needle drops into the first groove…

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In 2014, music downloads cover a vast percentage of the ways in which we listen to our favourite tracks, but it wasn’t so long ago that something else gave us what we needed to feel the noise.

You may have noticed, sitting on the top shelf of your dad’s favourite room, a dusty old record player with its plastic lid covered in the remnants of thumb prints gathered over years of careful opening and closing. Housed in an untouched surrounding of classic vinyls in all shapes and sizes, the forefather of music players rarely stirs from its place on the shelf. dual_turntable_cs_505-3

From standard releases to rare picture disks, dads, uncles and maybe even older brothers are bound to have accumulated quite the impressive collection since Columbia Records first revealed their 33½ microgroove LPs in 1948.

Although standard production of LPs has dramatically faded out over the decades, there is one day a year which really pushes the boat out in rekindling and celebrating this iconic music format.

Since 2007, the third Saturday of every April has become known as Record Store Day and it is recognised throughout the world, with artists from all genres releasing limited edition vinyls and attending meet and greets at designated record stores. In 2014, this day falls on 19th April and there are some very exciting (and some less so) releases which have been revealed.

Smiley face Green Day have announced that they will be releasing their new album which is called ‘Demolicious’ and it features 18 demos as well as one previously unheard track which goes by the name of ‘State Of Shock’.
Smiley face Paramore will be releasing a 12″ broken record shaped version of their single ‘Ain’t It Fun’.
Smiley face Nirvana have revealed a 7″ of the track ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ which was the last single schedule for 1994 but it was never released due to the untimely death of their front man Kurt Cobain.
Smiley face My Chemical Romance (previous RSD record breakers – not literally) have also announced that they have got a commemorative t-shirt on offer which is named Coffin Rocker and Frank Iero is releasing a 7″ of his EP ‘for jamia…,’
Smiley face For anyone who might be interested, One Direction are also releasing a special edition vinyl of their ‘Midnight Memories’ single…we however are not so interested in that but we like to show equality amongst the genres 👍

So if you are a fan of the humble LP then make sure you find your local participating store and show your support however you can.

Deaf Havana at Norwich’s UEA

On 1st April, Deaf Havana kicked off their UK tour at the UEA in Norwich and we went along for the ride!

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The band’s front-man James Veck-Gilodi celebrated his birthday the day before, so the Grindstore team handed him a package of birthday gifts themed on the TV show ‘The Office’ as he is a huge fan of David Brent.

Here’s James showing off his prezzies!

dh-jamesThe opening show was packed out by the home-town crowd and the usually grumpy James was noticeably more cheerful as he smiled through a variety of songs from the latest album ‘Old Souls’ and the previous ‘Fools And Worthless Liars’. Not only that but we were treated to an updated version of ‘Nicotine and Alcohol Saved My Life’ from their first album ‘Meet Me Halfway, At Least.’

The highlight had to be the sing-along of the home-town favourite ‘Hunstanton Pier’ which was dedicated to the crowd by James.

Have you been to see Deaf Havana yet? If you have then why not upload your pictures below and let us know what you thought.

If you haven’t, then fear not! There’s still time…

  • 5th April: Manchester Academy
  • 7th April: Glasgow 02 ABC
  • 10th April: London Clapham Grand
  • 13th April: Oxford 02 Academy
  • 14th April: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
  • 15th April: Cardiff Great Hall
  • 17th April: Brighton Concorde 2

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Vans

Here at Grindstore we are excited to announce an awesome new range of Vans footwear…

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If you are a fan of The Beatles, you will know that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (and if you didn’t know, you can now consider yourself informed) so Vans have teamed up with the iconic band to release an unbelievably awesome range of footwear.

To celebrate the landmark album and film duo ‘Yellow Submarine’, the Vans Classics range has undergone a make over in the style of some unmistakable art work from the 1969 release. Covering the Sk8-Hi the Classic Slip-On, the Era and Authentic, these unique and vibrant designs are guaranteed to please.

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  • The Classic Slip-Ons showcase a scene from ‘Sea of Monsters’
  • The Classic Eras display a scenic garden in which McCartney, Lennon, Starr an Harrison are pictured in cartoon form
  • The Classic Authentics are covered in the colourful words ‘All You Need Is Love’ from the track of the same name
  • The Sk8-Hi finish off the collection with the faces of each band member displayed across each of the four panels

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So if you feel like “It’s All Too Much”, why not treat yourself to a new and unique pair of trainers from this legendary Vans range. And remember, if Vans are your thing then don’t forget to check out some of our other new additions which include the ASPCA Vans range; a joint effort from the footwear company and the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the adorable ‘Love Me Love Me Not’ Classic Slip-Ons.

 

Spring Street Team – 1 Week To Go!

This competition is now closed.

Remember guys and girls, you have ONE WEEK LEFT to get your entries in if you want to be in with a chance to appear in the Grindstore Spring Catalogue!!
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How To Enter

  • The picture must be of you
  • You need to be wearing current Grindstore merch (from our 2013 / 2014 product range)
  • Your entry must be received by 24th March 2014
  • Your entry must include your full name

To enter, just email your pictures to beccy@grindstore.com and the winners will appear in the Grindstore 2014 Spring printed catalogue and the downloadable PDF catalogue.

You can enter as many pictures as you want! Check out the terms and conditions below before entering. We’ll select the winning photos in April and each winner will receive an awesome Grindstore goodie bag!

Terms & Conditions

Participation in the competition signifies acceptance of these rules:

COPYRIGHT IN WINNING ENTRIES: You own the copyright to your Competition entry as it’s your image. However, if you win the Competition, your winning image will be published by Grindstore as part of a catalogue feature.

EXCLUSIVE LICENCE TO PUBLISH WINNING ENTRIES: If you win you hereby agree to grant Grindstore the exclusive, royalty-free, right and licence to publish your winning entry in the catalogue throughout the world in all media now known or created in the future in volume form once the competition has closed and all the winners have been announced.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE CATALOGUE: The Catalogue will be available as a free insert in Magazines, as an online version and it will also be shipped out to our mailing list. No money will be made from the release of the catalogue, nor shall you be entitled to any compensation.

CLOSING DATE: The closing date of the Competition is the 24th March 2014, entries received after this date will not be considered.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating in the competition, entrants consent to the use and publication of their names and contributions by Grindstore for the purposes of announcing the winners and publication of the catalogue.

★ CLOSING DATE 24th March 2014★