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!

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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★

New Killer Panda Merch

Feast your eyes on this cute Killer Panda merch which is guaranteed to appeal to your inner psycho.

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Created by the twisted minds that brought us Cupcake Cult and Poizen Industries, the world of Killer Panda embraces the sociopathic side of life through the eyes of a maniacal panda. Luring you into a false sense of security with his cute bear persona, it is only when you get a little closer that you realise this killer panda isn’t for the feint hearted.

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From motif tees to all over print hoodies, this eye catching range will make a great addition to your wardrobe if you love living outside of society’s rules.

Spring Street Team Competition!!

This competition is now closed.

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It’s that time of year again guys and gals! We’re on the look out for models for our Spring Catalogue 2014 Street Team!

If you would like the chance to appear in the Grindstore.com Spring catalogue (and win an awesome Grindstore goodie bag) then all you have to do is follow the guidelines below and send us your selfies!

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★

New Santoro Gorjuss Collection

Here at Grindstore we are completely in love with the new Gorjuss collection from Santoro. If you haven’t already heard about it then sit back and get lost in this adorable little world for a minute or two.

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If you love stationery, bags, mugs, purses and wall art which radiates an ethereal beauty then the Gorjuss collection will fit perfectly into your life. Created by the Scottish illustrator Suzanne Woolcott, this wonderfully romantic range of “Gorjuss Little Things” will whisk you away to a land of fantasy and wilderness in the company of the stripy socked girls. Although each girl is without a mouth and void of a name, every single character tells a story which will tug on your heart-strings and leave you yearning for more magical adventures.

Below is a selection of some of the new additions to our Gorjuss collection which are guaranteed to brighten up your day. So whether you are after the perfect present for a loved one or maybe a little treat for yourself, you are sure to find the perfect piece.

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Because She Is My Rose Purrrrfect Love On Top Of The World

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Things We’re Excited About in 2014!

We’re kicking off another year of what looks set to be awesome new music, side projects and of course, some brilliant new merchandise ranges at Grindstore so check out our new blog which is filled to the brim with new-y newness!

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Festivals & Tours

Fancy getting down and dirty with nothing more than a pack of baby wipes this summer? Then check out these temping line ups for some of the biggest UK festivals of the year.

Sonisphere 4th – 6th July Sonisphere celebrates 40 years of music and a massive come back with headliners The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica as well as an awesome line up which (so far) includes Slayer, Alice In Chains, Airbourne, Gojira, Ghost Mastodon and Karnicool.
Download 13th – 15th June Download is once again wringing out the VIP list with headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith and Linkin Park as well as sets from Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Alter Bridge, The Offspring, Trivium, While She Sleeps, Blessthefall, Letlive, Suicide Silence, Steel Panther, Arcane Roots, Status Quo, Avatar, Battlecross, Buckcherry, Crossfaith, Dillinger Escape Plan, Feed The Rhino, Dying Fetus, In Flames, Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Lonely The Brave, Miss May I, Memphis Mayfire, Sikth, The Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder, Volbeat and The Black Dahlia Murder *phew*
Reading & Leeds 22nd – 24th August The mighty Reading & Leeds festival sees headliners Blink 182 playing their only UK gig of the year in the company of Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion with more names to be announced.

New Bands

Maybe you’re looking for some new talent to follow around the globe? Then make sure you don’t miss out on these hot tipped, fresh faced and downright insane new bands.

Baby Godzilla are a Nottingham based rock band who describe their genre as “general extreme noise” – which is perfect for anyone whose ears were in need of a little more battering. You can find them alongside Limp Bizkit, Crossfaith and Nekro Goblikon on the 2014 Kerrang! Tour and you can check out their sound on the ‘Knockout Machine’ EP.
If formidable facial hair is a must on your band of choice then make sure you check out Wilson. Guaranteed to get you hot, sweaty and ready to rock in no time, the ferocious five can be heard on their awesome debut album ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ (Not for the feint hearted, we’ll give you that one for free!)
Issues are an American metalcore band on the Rise label and they were voted the number 1 in Kerrang!’s ‘Best New Bands of 2013’. If you fancy a little listen then go grab yourself a copy of their self-titled debut album ‘Issues’ which is released on 18th February 2014. Also if you are on the touring scene then you can catch them with Bring Me The Horizon and & Of Mice & Men on the American Dream tour.

New Albums

Of Mice & Men are coming back strong with ‘Restoring Force’ which is set for release on 28th January whilst Bury Tomorrow are teasing us with a summer release of ‘Runes’ on 26th May and with bands including Architects, Limp Bizkit, Crown The Empire, Blink 182, Foo Fighters, Slipknot and the mighty Iron Maiden set to release albums through spring, summer and winter, you can rest assured that your ears will not be lonely this year!

So all in all, 2014 looks set to be a pretty intense year as far as music is concerned! So why not grab your mates and get ready to rock out all year long \m/(>_<)\m/ And don’t forget the ongoing MEGA SALE over at Grindstore.com so why not treat yourself to some massive discounts this New Year.

Day 24: Grindstore Advent Calendar

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Super Massive Last Day!!

Seeing as its Christmas tomorrow, we thought we’d push the boat out a little bit… Everyone who has entered one of our advent competitions over the past 23 days will be automatically included in the draw for Grindstore Gift Vouchers!

Prizes

  • 2 x £100 Grindstore Gift Vouchers
  • 2 x £50 Grindstore Gift Vouchers
  • 10% Off Discount Code
  • FREE Downloadable Wallpapers

We’ve also got a 10% Discount Code to use to get 10% off your order for today only, and a whole bunch of free wallpapers up for grabs!

You’ve done all the hard work now so all you have to do is download your wallpapers, get your 10% off and keep checking those in-boxes to see if you’ve won the big prizes!

Discount Code

  • Use discount code ADVENT10 to get 10% off
  • Put your goodies in your basket and then just enter the discount code ADVENT10 in the ‘Promo Code’ box and hit the Activate button
  • Available today Christmas Eve, only!!

Grindstore Wallpapers

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Closing Date

The voucher winners will be announced on 3rd January 2014

The 10% discount code ADVENT10 will end at 11.59pm TONIGHT

From Everyone at Grindstore
We Wish You A Rocking Christmas
And A Very Happy New Year!!

Day 23: Grindstore Advent Calendar

Zombies

 

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Zombie Apocalypse Competition

  • Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Then waste those walkers with our gore-some competition ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶

Prizes

  • 1 x Zombie survival guide
  • 1 x Zombies Hate Everything 2014 calendar
  • 1 x Plants vs Zombies wallet
  • 1 x The Walking Dead Don’t Feed The Walkers men’s t-shirt
  • 1 x Zombies Were People Too ladies t-shirt

Question

  • You find yourself in charge of civilians during the zombie apocalypse. Design your ideal weapon and label its main features

How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 27th December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of zombie merch here!!

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve

Day 22: Grindstore Advent Calendar

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The Big Bang Theory Competition

  • Get your geek on with some awesome Big Bang Theory merchandise

Prizes

  • 1 x Geek-tastic The Big Bang Theory goodie bag

Question

  • In “The Proton Resurgence” Sheldon Cooper meets his childhood idol Professor Proton. But who was the scientist most impressed with during his visit?
  1. Penny
  2. Leonard
  3. Bernadette
  4. Sheldon

How to Enter

Closing Date

  • This competition will end at mid-day on 23rd December and the winner will be announced during the afternoon

Check out our awesome range of The Big Bang Theory merch here!!!

Enter any competition and be automatically entered in the mega draw on Christmas Eve