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Retro Music

10/04/2018
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Insert Coin To Continue: Ready Player One?

Spielberg is back… and he’s delivered another classic for the big screen. Ready Player One is a film based on a 2011 novel by Ernest Cline (who also had a hand in writing for the film adaptation). It’s set in Columbus, OH in the year 2045, where the real world has become so dire that the world escapes reality by using Virtual Reality to engage with others, as well as work and play. The creator of the VR system (OASIS) is James Halliday, who recently passed away. Before he did,... Read More

16/08/2017

Long Live The King

Incredibly, today marks 40 years since the passing of one of music’s biggest icons – if not THE biggest of them all. Everyone knows Elvis Presley. The Mississippi-born star is responsible for the evolution of the popular music scene we all know and love today – the leading figure in the rock ‘n’ roll world, his chart successes and media appearances across TV & film speak for themselves. His 1956 debut “Heartbreak Hotel” was a #1 hit in his home country of America, and a #2 single here in the... Read More

15/07/2016
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Sniffin’ Glue: One Year Publishing, 39 Years of Iconic Status

Are we really celebrating the 40th anniversary of a magazine that lasted just one single year? Yes, yes we are, because it was still influential. Sniffin’ Glue and Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Habits…, to give it its full name, made its debut in the world on this week 40 years ago. Initially the punk music fanzine only sold about 50 copies each month, but as more got to know about it, the numbers would grow to about 15,000. As a fanzine, Sniffin’ Glue was much different to your average published content:... Read More

04/07/2016
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Oh Say Can You Tee(Shirt)?

Just own the night, like the 4th of July – it’s America’s Independence Day! As Americans enjoy their Monday off (as written by an Englishman who’s totally not bitter about being in the office…), let’s look at some of our US-themed favourites in store…   The Only Boss I Listen To – Bruce Springsteen The man Born In The USA, and the man behind many a Presidential candidates’ poor choice of theme song. While the chorus may be come across as full of patriotic pride, the verses are telling the... Read More

09/06/2016
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Summer’s Necessities: Festival Essentials Returns!

With the great weather and Summer here, it can only mean one thing – time for festivals! Pump up your summer with the sounds of great music from thousands of artists who’ll be taking to the stage across the UK (and the world!) over the next few months – and do it with a range of great hats, bags & more from Festival Essentials for your perfect experience! Here’s the list of the main festivals to look out for in the UK this summer: Isle of Wight Festival (Today) Download Festival... Read More

31/05/2016

Happy Birthday John Bonham – On His 68th

Today marks what would’ve been John Bonham‘s 68th birthday. Considered one of the greatest drummers in the rock industry, his fast paced and powerful drumming served to create the iconic sound we all know and love from Led Zeppelin, but Bonham never actually had any professional drumming lessons. Instead, he learned by himself with tips and help from other drummers from his local Redditch region. During his school years, John’s headmaster from his secondary school wrote in his report that he would either “become a dustman or a millionaire”. Good... Read More

18/05/2016
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As Worn By… The Stars of Music!

It’s always one of our favourite sections of the website: As Worn By. Those great designs you’ve seen your favourite celebs wear, available in store for you to sport as well! Of course, we’re always updating the collection too – so it’s always worth keeping an eye out to see if anything new catches your eye. Here’s some of our most recent entries to our website…   Humble Pie (as worn by Steve Marriott, of… err… Humble Pie!) When Steve left The Small Faces, he would go on to create... Read More

12/02/2016
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Enjoy House Every Weekend…

…and weekdays too, with one of our great new designs: Enjoy House Music! House music has been around for over three decades, with its origins beginning in Chicago in the early 80’s. It didn’t take long for its popularity to grow – by the end of the decade, there were already tracks hitting #1 in the UK, such as Black Box’s “Ride on Time” and M/A/A/R/S’ “Pump Up The Volume”. In the 90’s, a small nightclub opened called Ministry of Sound which focused on this and other styles of dance music... Read More

22/01/2016
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Presidential Race 2016 – TShirtGrill Style!

Later this year, America will select their next President to replace Barack Obama. While there’s a lot of concern that Donald Trump may get the nod (see half a million people signing a petition to have him banned from the UK), or the intrigue of potentially the first female President in Hillary Clinton, we think it’s pretty boring (and we’re based in England, which says something). So… we’re doing the TShirtGrill Presidential Election 2016! Our running candidates are Keith Richards, lead rhythm guitarist for the Rolling Stones, against a new... Read More

11/01/2016

There’s A Starman Waiting In The Sky: David Bowie (1947-2016)

There’s a sense of sad deja-vu here. Not even half a month ago, days after celebrating his 70th birthday we learned of the passing of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister from cancer. Now, days after his 69th birthday, the world of music has lost one of its biggest inspirations – David Bowie – following an 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie, being the quiet character he was, never disclosed the news in public – thus waking up to find out the news was a major shock to everyone. Suddenly, you woke up... Read More