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Competition: Win hand-written Lyla Foy lyric sheets.

18 Apr

It’s been an absolute age since we last had a competition on Alphabet Bands but we’ve got something so cool that we couldn’t resist.

Last year Lyla Foy released the UMi EP and we were so enchanted and besotted with it that we named it our EP of the year 2016. Now, for one lucky reader, Lyla has given us a very special prize; a gold pouch containing hand-written lyric sheets for each track on UMi (picture below).

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To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, just answer this simple question:

What is UMi an abbreviation of?

Send your answer, along with your name, to alphabetbands@gmail.com with the subject line Lyla Foy Competition.

The competition closes at 23:59 BST, Friday 22 April. The winner will be drawn at random and announced here on 24 April and notified by email.

One entry only per person allowed. Good luck!

UPDATE: The correct answer was Ursa Minor

Congratulations to Jesse Jerazo who wins the lyric sheets.

Keep your eyes open for more contests in the future!

Competition: Win a signed Alice Jemima CD

30 Oct

If you don’t already know the name Alice Jemima (and after our review you really should) then pay attention because it is only a matter of time before everyone else does. Just last week the still-so-young-it-makes-us-jealous singer-songwriter from Devon was up London recording a session for Radio 1. That’s the BBC, AKA the big leagues.

She released her debut EP just a few weeks ago and, because she is such a lovely person, she gave us a signed copy on CD (yes, we know it looks like it is on vinyl, it’s supposed to and yes, it fooled us too) to give away as a competition prize to one lucky reader.

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize? Just answer this simple (and we mean simple) question:

What is the name of the first track on the All The Boyfriends EP?

Send your answer to alphabetbands@gmail.com with the subject line Alice Jemima Competition.

UPDATE: The correct answer was All The Boyfriends

Congratulations to Stewart Power who wins the signed EP.

Keep your eyes open for more contests in the future!

Competition: Win a signed 12″ Vuvuvultures EP

15 Oct

We got pretty excited back in March when the debut Vuvuvultures EP, VVV, dropped. We were even more excited when we learnt that the band would be performing at this year’s Norwich Sound & Vision Festival, and, after blowing us away with their performance (more on that later this week), they very kindly signed a vinyl copy of VVV to give away to one lucky reader.

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize? Just answer this simple question:

What is the name of the first track on the VVV EP?

Send your answer to alphabetbands@gmail.com with the subject line Vuvuvultures Competition.

The competition closes at 23:59 GMT, Monday 22 October. The winner will be drawn at random and announced here on 24 Occtober and notified by email.

One entry only per person allowed.

UPDATE: The correct answer was Ctrl Alt Mexicans

Congratulations to Elliott Mars who wins the signed EP.

Keep your eyes open for more contests in the future!

Competition: Win a signed Of Monsters and Men album

2 Oct

It’s competition time at Alphabet Bands, and its been so long since we offered you any goodies for free we thought we’d break out something pretty cool.

The Of Monsters And Men debut album is unquestionably one of our favourites of the year and for one lucky reader, we have a free copy of the album on CD, with an inlay signed by the band.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, just answer this simple question:

Which country do Of Monsters And Men come from?

Send your answer to alphabetbands@gmail.com with the subject line Of Monsters And Men Competition.

The competition closes at 23:59 GMT, Tuesday 9 October. The winner will be drawn at random and announced here on 11 October and notified by email.

One entry only per person allowed. Good luck!

UPDATE: The correct answer was Iceland

Congratulations to Andrew Bowen who wins the signed CD.

Keep your eyes open for more contests in the future!

Competition: Win a test pressing of the new Conveyor / Illuminator split 7″ single

9 Feb

Competition Closed

It’s our first ever competition here at Alphabet Bands, and we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. Thanks to the wonderful Conveyor, we think we’ve done just that.

The band has very kindly donated a test pressing of their forthcoming single, “Mukraker”, which is on a split 7” with fellow Brooklyn band, Illuminator and their track, “Gulf Hymn”.

There are only 15 of these test pressings in existence, so this will be a much sort after item for fans of either band or vinyl junkies alike.

To be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize, just answer this simple question:

What is the name of the Conveyor EP that featured in our best EPs of 2011 list?

Send your answer to alphabetbands@gmail.com with the subject line Conveyor Competition.

The competition closes at 23:59 GMT, Tuesday 21 February. The winner will be drawn at random and announced here on 23 February and notified by email.

One entry only per person allowed.

UPDATE: The correct answer was Sun Ray

Congratulations to Julie Bremner who wins the test pressing.

Keep your eyes open for more contests in the future!