COMPETITIONS

Win a copy of the excellent book Lunch With The Wild Frontiers by Phill Savidge.

For your chance to win a copy of the book simply head to our Twitter page and follow the instructions in our pinned tweet.

 

To order the book on Amazon click here

 

Jane Savidge is widely credited as being the main instigator of the Britpop music movement that swept the UK in the mid-1990s. Savidge was co-founder and head of legendary public relations company Savage and Best, the company that represented most of the artists associated with the scene, including Suede, Pulp, The Verve, Elastica, Kula Shaker, Spiritualized, Menswear, The Auteurs, and Black Box Recorder.

Jane suggests that Britpop came about `by accident' because she refused to represent any American bands. she subsequently ended up with an extremely accessible, media-friendly roster that `lived' round the corner and included the most exciting press-worthy acts of the era.

Her unique experience at the epicentre of Britpop led to many intimate, not entirely self-congratulatory encounters with a who's who of popular culture including Brett Anderson, Damon Albarn, Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Joe Strummer, Lou Reed, Michael Barrymore, Richard Ashcroft, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mick Jagger, George Lucas, Damien Hirst, and Dave Stewart, among others. But did she really Sellotape a cassette of Suede's `Animal Nitrate' single to a purple velvet cushion with a note that said `another great disappointment' and then bike it to the NME? And could she and Jarvis Cocker really have fallen out simply because a journalist thought she was more glamorous than the Pulp front man?

If you've ever wondered what it's like to represent Hirst, Cocker, and The Verve in the same decade, and then wake up in bed with Keith Allen in the Ritz in Paris courtesy of Mohammed Al Fayed then you should read this book. Imagine David Sedaris with a hangover and an expense account and you're halfway to appreciating the delinquent delights of Lunch With The Wild Frontiers.

 

Order on Amazon here.

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Win two tickets to YANA FEST, a music festival with over 80 acts taking place in Manchester on Sunday November 29th.

For your chance to win head to our Twitter Page and follow the instructions in the pinned tweet. Winner drawn at random on July 26th.

To read more about the festival click here to read our in depth interview with organiser Ben Taylor.

 

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Ninety is the first novel in the 'Zico' trilogy from recently interviewed Scottish author Johnny Proctor- all three books span the decade that was the 1990's and in this first novel, Acid House meets Terrace Culture in a coming of age story of  sex, drugs and violence.

To be in with the chance to win a copy of the amazing Ninety by Johnny Proctor head to our Twitter page , give us a follow and RT the pinned competition tweet. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday June 21st with the winner drawn at random. Open to UK residents only.

 

Read our in-depth interview with Johnny here.