If you’re an unsigned band then you might like this…

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Launching in November 2015, The Cut is a new platform to help unsigned bands gain exposure and insider advice, whilst also providing a place for music lovers to discover new talent.

To celebrate their launch, they are offering one band the chance to spend £5000 in just five hours. The competition is open to all unsigned bands with a Soundcloud account.

Set up a profile to enter and connect it to your band’s Soundcloud account. This will automatically enter the band into the £5000 competition as well as into The Cut’s LIVE CHART.

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Win 2 tickets to the Hultsfred festival!

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Swedish pop princess Miriam Bryant is giving away 2 tickets to Hultsfred festival for a lucky winner over on her Facebook page.

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This might be of interest to some of you based in the UK.

Deezer are launching a series of silent concerts next week in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London with bands including Little Boots, Dog Is Dead, The Ramona Flowers and The Fridge Magnets performing from inside a Perspex box- and you’ll need headphones to listen to the gig!

There’s 300 tickets for grabs in each city to win – apply for tickets here. Tour kicks off April 15th.

Win tickets to catch Thundercat/ Floating Points/ Slugabed!

In association with Black Atlantic, Tiger has created ’Hidden Depths’ – a series of club and live events that explore a different side of some of the UK’s most innovative record labels. The series of shows will blend live and club performances as each label curates a night to explore the influences that informed their conception, present their current leading lights and offer a glimpse into their future musical movements.

The series will launch at fabric on Wednesday 16th May with a takeover of Room 1 by the seminal label Ninja Tune, with a showcase of burgeoning new talent. The spectrum of imprints and artists they are involved with will be showcased, with the Ninja label itself taking centre stage. Sister labels Big Dada Records and Brainfeeder will also be represented to provide the audience with a night that delves into the depths of the Ninja Tune label.

The show includes a rare performance from Brainfeeder’s Thundercat, in what will be only be the second time he has played in the UK and his first headline show on these shores. Thundercat will be backed by the astonishing talents of Ninja affiliated artist Floating Points and new signing Slugabed, with Offshore representing Big Dada. This event is strictly for over-18s. Tiger Beer supports responsible drinking – find out more at www.drinkaware.co.uk

We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader- just email alfitudecomps@gmail.com with NINJA on the subject bar and you’ll be entered into the draw. Deadline is 12:00 Friday 18th May. Good luck!

Win tickets to see Dry The River!

You can catch Dry The River at the next Energy Session (sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink) which is taking place at the Garage, Islington on the 15th of April and hosted by the guys at Time Out Live.

The Anglo/Norwegian four piece are on the cusp of great things, with an up-coming Shepherds Bush Empire gig in the offing and their debut album, Shallow Bed, set to drop in early March with their blend of emotion and musicality.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. All you need to do is email alfitudecomps@gmail.com with ‘Dry The River’ on the subject line, and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday 12th April 2012 and contact you.

Otherwise, tickets are available at £5 from the Garage’s website.

Win tickets to see Sam Sure & Giacomo at Koko!

Are you around in London on 3rd February? Want to see these guys at Club NME at KOKO? I’m going, and the lovely people at KOKO have given me a couple of free tickets to give to you guys too.

To enter just email alfitudecomps@gmail.com with the title ‘KOKO’ on the header bar. I’ll pick a winner at random on the 24th January at 12:00 and drop the winner a line.

Visit KOKO’s website if you want to buy tickets here.

Sam Sure & Giacomo are a duo with their eyes set firmly on the top. The mixture of slamming production, hooky melodies and straight up heart felt lyrics demand you to sit up and pay attention. Immersed in music the pair consistently push the boundaries of what a hip hop act can do, to the point where their sound no longer conforms to one genre but is a melting pot of a million influences. Experimental in the studio and mad energetic live, this is a band to watch in 2011.

At High Fidelity in the Gallery: Fabio Lendrum is a 19-year-old, South-West London-raised musician who as 2010 rolled around was already celebrating his first Top 10 hit as a writer on Example’s song ‘Won’t Come Quietly’. However it’s his own catalogue of songs that demand attention. Having already performed some brilliantly received spots at Matter and Bestival and now signed in a worldwide deal with Warner Music, Fabio is busy juggling bringing his debut album to completion and DJing as much as he can.

Win Nicki Minaj & Drake albums!

I’m giving away a Nicki Minaj and Drake album bundle to one lucky person. There’s two ways of winning:

1: ‘Like’ us on Facebook by clicking on this link or

2: Email us at alfitudecomps@gmail.com with ‘NICKI DRAKE’ on the subject bar (but note, applying this way will put you on our mailouts)

between 26th to 31st March 2011. Winner has to be a UK resident. Good luck!

Win Lady Gaga & Katy Perry CDs courtesy of ALFITUDE and Capital FM!

Capital FM are giving you the chance to win tickets to see Lady Gaga in Mexico. To be in with a chance of winning the tickets with travel and accommodation thrown in just sign into the Capital FM Hotspots map or create a hotspot. To win tickets to see Katy Perry for you and 9 friends help your hotspot grow to become the largest in your region. Share your hotspot and photo’s with friends to help it grow and be the biggest in your region. Sign up and join or register for a hotspot to be in with a chance of winning here.

And to celebrate the national launch of Capital FM and the Hotspot map we’re giving three ALFITUDE readers the chance to each win a bundle of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga CD’s!

All you have to do to enter the draw is email us at ******* with the title ‘CAPITAL FM’ on the subject bar before 13:00 on Sunday 20th Feb 2011. Competition is only open to UK residents, and we’ll get in touch with the winners via email. Good luck!