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David Comes To Life – The Postcard Competition

June 10th, 2011 at 8:00 am by Judge

UK PEOPLE – FUCKED UP WANT YOUR LOVE LETTERS.

I’m sure you’re all fully aware that this week sees the release of the third studio album by Fucked Up, David Comes To Life. The album is a tale of love and loss, destruction and redemption, following the story of the protagonist David and his love for Veronica. Five main characters appear in the narrative, each with their own part to play.

In keeping with the love affair of David and Veronica, Matador are running a competition in the UK to win some Fucked Up goodies*, compiled with love by the band.  We are asking you to write/draw/create something inspired by love.  Five different ‘character’ designs have been distributed across the UK’s best independent record stores – 1000 of each.  If you find a postcard, make your creation on the left, be it a poem, illustration, story etc (include which store you picked it up from and an email for yourself at the bottom), then post it back to Matador at the address below.  The band will judge the entries and the winner will receive a signed, framed poster from the band, plus a goody bag of swag that we can steal from the band’s Big Cartel.  The store you found your postcard in will also receive a signed, framed David Comes To Life poster, so everyone’s happy.  Including me, as I love getting post. Not enough people write love letters with a pen and paper anymore, right?

Send your entries to Matador at the address below:
DAVID COMES TO LIFE
MATADOR RECORDS
17-19 ALMA ROAD
LONDON
SW18 1AA

Remember to add your email address and your chosen record store, otherwise we can’t get your prizes to you.

The participating stores:

ACTION RECORDS – PRESTON
AMULET – (MAILORDER)
AVALANCHE – EDINBURGH
BANQUET – KINGSTON
BOOMKAT – (MAILORDER)
CRASH – LEEDS
DRIFT – TOTNES
HEAD – BIRMINGHAM
JUMBO – LEEDS
MONORAIL – GLASGOW
NORMAN RECORDS – (MAILORDER)
ONE UP – ABERDEEN
PICCADILLY RECORDS – MANCHESTER
RESIDENT – BRIGHTON
RISE – BRISTOL
ROUGH TRADE EAST – LONDON
ROUGH TRADE WEST – LONDON
ROUNDER – BRIGHTON
SISTER RAY – LONDON
SPILLERS – CARDIFF

Good luck!

*swag TBC, but it’ll be good, trust me.

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One Response to “David Comes To Life – The Postcard Competition”

  1. dan Says:

    when’s this starting? and finishing? i’ve emailed some of the record stores who havn’t even heard of this thing yet!