Win tickets to Carnivores/The Darien Venture/Cuddly Shark/No Island

February 28, 2012

We’re doing this on Monday:

It’s going to be amazing. Win a pair of tickets to it via our friends fierce rivals Aye Tunes here.

Competition closes on Friday at 6pm.

Not feeling lucky? Why not buy some tickets instead and do your bit for charity and be cool.

Win tickets to Creatures of the Night in Glasgow with Miller Genuine Draft – NOW CLOSED

October 24, 2011

***This competition is now closed and winners have been notified***

The Daily Dose has joined forces with the generous chaps at Miller Genuine Draft to give away three pairs of tickets to three lucky people for Creatures of the Night, a Halloween street festival set to take place in Glasgow’s Ashton Lane on Saturday 29 October.

Miller Genuine Draft’s ‘Tonight – It’s Miller Time’ campaign invites you to roam between the bars on Ashton Lane and watch upon as dusk settles and the Creatures of the Night awaken. The one ticket, multi-venue event will turn the nightspots on the West End street into a cauldron of darkness and ghoulish thrills, with decadent Halloween themes throughout.

To get hips shaking, global favourites Pendulum will be playing a DJ set as part of the event, whilst Foals’ Edwin Congreave and Walter Gervers will take the action outside by DJing on the cobbled street itself. Eight venues on the famous Glasgow street – which will include the likes of Jinty McGuinty’s, Brel and Radio – will each play host to a variety of musical talent, including beatbox king Killa Kela, Hushpuppy, Mash (Capital FM), Stevie Coyle (Tronic Sole) and Matty Etherson, as well as Scottish acts such as Capitals, Meursault and Boycotts. More acts are yet to be announced, so visit for more information.

Foals: Slightly more human looking than their name suggests (ish)

As well as the diverse musical line-up, roaming actors and performers – including snake charmers, fire breathers and burlesque dancers – will ensure that your Halloween will most likely be one to remember.

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED and winners have been notified***

To enter, all you need to do is answer this simple question and send your answer and name in an email with the subject ‘Gimme free tickets, ya slag’ to by 2pm on Friday, 28 October:

Q: In the traditional Halloween game, what do you usually attempt to duck (or bob)?

A: Apples
B: Pineapples
C: Pig hooves

For more details on the event visit or to book your own ticket, visit

Terms and conditions:

1. Open to UK, [Channel Islands and Isle of Man] [Republic of Ireland] residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Miller Brands (UK) Limited and their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally associated with this promotion.

2. The prizes are three of pairs of tickets to Miller Genuine Draft presents Creatures Of The Night to be held on 29th October at Ashton Lane Glasgow Scotland. No cash alternative.

3. To be in with a chance of winning simply email you answer to by 2pm on 28/10/2011. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on the same day.

4. Only one entry per person is allowed. No entrant may win more than one prize.

5. No bulk, third party or organised group entries will be accepted. Incomplete, illegible, photocopied or corrupt entries or those not in accordance with entry instructions will not be accepted.

6. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post or as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of posting or sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

7. The closing date for receipt of entries is 2pm on 28th October, 2011.

8. Winners will be selected in a random draw from all valid entries received under the supervision of an independent observer. Winners will be notified by email or post within one day of the closing date. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

9. The judges’ decision is final. [The panel of judges will include at least one member independent from the Promoter.]

10. No correspondence will be entered into.

11. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the prize draw and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. See our privacy policy at

12. Winners may be required to participate in publicity arising from the promotion.

13. By taking part in this promotion all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. Promoter: Miller Brands (UK) Limited, SABMiller House, Church Street West, Woking GU21 6HS.

Win tickets to see Where We Lay Our Heads at King Tut’s Summer Nights 2011 – now closed

July 6, 2011

We like the summer, and we like Glasgow’s King Tut’s. So when they launched their Summer Nights 2011 programme, featuring 75 bands over 15 days, things got a bit giddy.

Things got even giddier however when we were given two shiny tickets to see Where We Lay Our Heads on Sunday 17 July, who play alongside Aerials Up, Blochestra, Little Fire and Esperi, who will perform in the bar. It promises to be a belter.

To twin a pair of tickets to this indie-pop-folk-music shindig, email your answer to the gloriously open-ended question below to by 9pm on Wednesday 13 July and we’ll pick our favourite entry. Answer me this:

Where is your favourite place to lay your head?


Win Tellison tickets – now closed

June 3, 2011

Tellison: Who needs eye contact anyway?

London indie-rockers Tellison head to Edinburgh on 24 June to play Sneaky Pete’s, with a supporting cast of Leeds’ Sketches, your neighbour the liar, Debutant and Esperi. Which we think is pretty darn good.

So when we were told we could give away two tickets to the gig, we lapped up the idea like a dairy-hungry cat who has been force fed soya milk for two weeks.


To win a pair of tickets to the gig, email your answer to the question below to by noon on Friday 17 June.

How many members are there in Tellison?

A: 2
B: 4
C: 5
D: I don’t know because I can’t count

If you don’t like free stuff, you can also buy tickets for the gig from WeGotTickets or Tickets Scotland.

Pete and the Pirates

May 25, 2011

Last week we posted a competition to win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents: Pete and the Pirates in Glasgow on May 27, with support from Let’s Buy Happiness and Schnapps. Well, the competition closes tomorrow, so you’d better get entering quick…


We took some time out to speak to David and Tom from Pete and Pirates – read what they had to say below…

You’re playing
Glasgow on Friday. Why should people come down and check you out?

So that they will see that we are great, and will buy our album, then play it to their friends who will do the same, and then we will become rich and buy many cars and houses.

Is Scotland a place that holds many memories for you?

Driving through the night from London to Inverness, and hitting the Highlands as the sun came up – my favourite drive of all time.

Are Pete and the Pirates best heard live or on record?

Buy the record, come to the gig and tell us what you think! (@petepirates)

If you could metaphor-ise Pete and the Pirates’ sound into a biscuit, what biscuit would it be and why?

Milk chocolate Hob-Nob. It’s kind of a bit rough round the edges, it melts well, it actually has a wholesome element, but it’s also a bit naughty, it makes you feel warm inside, it’s addictive. You can share it with someone. You can lick it.

What’s your tipple of choice on tour?

Cheap European lager, with lashings of Sailor Jerry.

And finally, should you ever have to pick one, what’d be your chosen pirate name?

I don’t want to associate with pirates. I’ve gone right off them.

Win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents: Pete and the Pirates, 27 May Glasgow

May 19, 2011

Pete and the Pirates (photo: Steve Guillick)

Win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and the Pirates

Sailor Jerry Presents returns for 2011 with five-piece Reading band, Pete and the Pirates to headline the second date in this year’s Sailor Jerry Presents series.

Hitting Glasgow’s Stereo on Friday 27 May, Pete and The Pirates have attracted a devoted cult following since releasing their debut album, ‘Little Death’ in 2008. The band are set to release new album ‘One Thousand Pictures’ in May, that features current single ‘Come To The Bar’ –  deemed ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.

Tickets for the gig are limited but Sailor Jerry has set aside a few to make sure you don’t miss out. They will also throw in some classic drinks for you on the night, including Sailor & ginger or Sailor & cola. Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins was the father of old-school American tattooing and his visionary style influenced an entire generation of tattoo artists which is still recognized today. Get a taste for the drink which bears his signature whilst you get stuck in to one of the most memorable gigs of the summer.

They’re at where you can find more information, with more giveaways to be announced later in the year.

The Sailor Jerry Presents series works with musicians and artists who express Sailor Jerry’s approach to authenticity and craftsmanship with a no nonsense, anti-authority attitude. A packed first Sailor Jerry Presents show with Leeds rockers Pulled Apart by Horses in April has set the pace for an incredible series of live shows for 2011 so book your ticket now at


To win a spot on the guestlist +1 for the 27 May gig and some delightful free Sailor Jerry drinks on the night, just answer this simple question and email your answer and your name, email address and mobile number to: by noon on Thursday 26 May.

At which Glasgow venue will the second Sailor Jerry Presents event of 2011 take place?

Entrants must be over 18 years old.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Sailor Jerry is offering two tickets to the Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and The Pirates event and two drinks to be redeemed at the bar with tokens allocated on arrival.
  2. The prize is for the named winner and one guest.
  3. Entry will not be permitted without valid photographic identification.
  4. The management reserves the rights of admission.
  5. Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and The Pirates plus guests – Friday 27th May, 7pm-midnight, Stereo 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH The prize can not be exchanged and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The prize does not include travel and winners will be responsible for arranging this if necessary as well as any other costs associated with the Prize.
  7. The Prize includes entry to Sailor Jerry Presents and one drink each for the winner and their guest.
  8. The competition closes at noon Thursday 26th May 2011.
  9. All entrants are responsible for providing correct contact details.
  10. Winners will be contacted and informed of all relevant details via the contact details they provide. It is up to the entrants to regularly check these methods of communication.
  11. No entrants can be employed by or be connected to First Drinks Brands Limited, William Grant & Sons or any of their affiliate agencies in any way.
  12. All entrants must be over 18 years old at the date of entry. Winners and guest must also be over 18 years old and will need to provide photographic proof of age.
  13. By entering this competition, you agree to your details being passed onto First Drinks Brands Limited and William Grant & Sons.
  14. This information may be used to contact the entrant in the future by First Drinks Brands Limited and William Grant & Sons with other related product information that is deemed relevant, unless you do not opt in on the website.
  15. Your information will not be passed onto any third parties that are not connected to First Drinks Brands Limited, William Grant & Sons or Sailor Jerry.
  16. Winners agree to relevant publicity surrounding the prize and event.
  17. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost, incomplete or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control.
  18. All lost, damaged or incomplete entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of entry shall not be proof of delivery or receipt.
  19. Only entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions will be acceptable.

And the winner is…

April 22, 2011

Recently we ran a big giveaway to celebrate our 1st birthday, bringing together bits and pieces from a whole host of generous Scottish bands and musicians.

Well, there can only be one winner…and the winner, via a space-age random number generator, is Donna Maciocia. You have been notified. Apologies to those who didn’t win, but thank you for entering and thank you once again to all the musicians, managers and labels who took their time to donate items. We love you all.

1st Birthday Giveaway – now closed

April 7, 2011


A couple of weeks ago we announced that we would holding a big giveaway to celebrate our 1st birthday, giving one person the chance to win a whole host of goodies donated (extremely) generously by Scottish bands and musicians.

The clock is ticking, so we thought we would open the competition today. This is your chance to win albums, singles, vinyls, DVDs, t-shirts and bits n’ bobs from some of Scotland’s top acts – from rock to hip-hop, metal to electronica.

There is even more stuff to be added to the prize fund however in the coming days – so keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter for updates of new additions.

Click the links to check out the bands’ and musicians’ tunes and webistes. They deserve a million clicks for their kindness.

THE PRIZE (So far…)

– Black Sails at Midnight (2-track club/radio promo CD)
Attica Rage
– Road Dog album
Be Like Pablo
– Ltd. edition numbered 7″ vinyl ‘The Post-It Song/Julianne’ single
Bwani Junction
10x Bwani Junction train tickets (the band give out unique ‘train tickets’ at every gig. This batch includes a train ticket for their infamous ‘axe-terror’ gig in February)
Fiona Soe Paing – Song’s From No Man’s Land DVD
Frightened Rabbit – Quietly Now! (Liver! Lung! FR!) live album
Gillian Christie – Thinking Space Part Two EP
– Hagana EP
He Slept On 57 – A Glow From The Night Light EP
Kochka – T-shirt (unisex), Dacha EP, stickers and badges
Le Reno Amps – Appetite album
LightGuides – Past & Present EP and a LightGuides/Make Sparks split single
Miniature Dinosaurs – ‘Off The Radio’ EP
Nasty P – Choosers Can’t Be Beggars album
Panda Su – I Begin EP
Pareto – Your Heart Is Ready For Home EP
Profisee – ‘Zoning’ 12″ vinyl, Profisee & Vigilante Great Ezcape ‘Escapades EP’
Rachel Sermanni – 2-track Christmas CD (featuring ‘Eggshells’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’)
*NEW* Randolph’s Leap – Cassette tape from singer Adam Ross featuring rare Randolph’s Leap home recording ‘Dying In My Sleep’ and mix-tape songs from other artists he particularly enjoys
Saraseto Records – Everywhere You Are album (compilation released in 2011 featuring Mitchell Museum, Blue Sky Archives, Over The Wall and more)
Super Adventure Club – Avoid Zombies album
The Douglas Firs – Happy as a Windless Flag album
The Girobabies – Social Not Working EP
The Last Battle – Heart of the Land Soul of the Sea album
The Twilight Sad – Killed My Parents and Hit The Road album
The Winter Tradition – Firelight (single)
Twisty Foldy – Four 10×8 photo prints of your choice
Vendor Defender – T-shirt and ‘Golden Shivers’ single
Where We Lay Our Heads – From The Roots, We Grow Limbs EP
You Already Know – Petrol Money album and Stop Whispering album


1. ‘Like’ our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter

and then

2. Email your name to with ‘Gimme some bloody free stuff ya bam‘ as its title


3. Wait patiently, and if you have been successful in the prize draw, you will notified via email. Postie will then bring you some joy.

Good luck!


Happy birthday…to me…and our 1st birthday giveaway

March 23, 2011

Today is a happy day – it is The Daily Dose‘s 1st birthday. 365 days ago we published our first post, an interview with gothic-rockers Flyleaf. Over the past year, we spoken to a number of stonking Scottish talent, chinwagged with the likes of Blink-182, Lissie and AFI, showcased Scottish photographers and dipped our toes in the darkside with our ‘Metal Monday’ feature. We also put on a number of gigs and was invited to a Tennent’s advertising launch – free beer all day – with fellow blogger Peenko. Why? We still don’t know.

And to celebrate all this fun, we are not eating cake, blowing candles and unwrapping presents. Instead, today we launch the:

Yes indeed – roll up, roll up. At this very moment we are kindly being donated CDs, t-shirts, DVDs and almost everything in between (not quite) from Scottish bands and musicians across the country. There will be goodies from bands we have featured on the blog before, and ones that we haven’t. It will all be chucked carefully into a box and will be the super-duper prize for our super-duper 1st birthday giveaway.

We will be revealing what will be included in the prize and how you can win it all soon – but for now, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…

onewordPResents…again – Win tickets to The Heebie Jeebies

February 25, 2011

The Daily Dose
is teaming up again with Wull Swales of Define Pop/Sound Surrounds to put on another gig under the name of onewordPResents. This time, on Wednesday 2nd March at the 13th Note in Glasgow, we’re bringing up English indie trio The Heebie Jeebies, who will be more than ably supported by three excellent Scottish acts. From Glasgow, Johnny Reb and Fiction Faction join the bill, whilst Edinburgh’s Bwani Junction also join the party.

Tickets are £5 or available online here. It’ll be a blast.

However, if you fancy winning a spot on the guestlist +1, simply email ‘Superfragilisticexpialidocious’ to and whoever emails first, wins.