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Surface Festival

Towards the end of last year, just by chance, Skinini happened to walk into P.M.T for a quick browse at the new drum equipment for sale when he stumbled on a little advertisement for 'Surface Unsigned Festival.' A battle of the the bands competition that has got Loveless Luck where we are today. We had to attend a meeting with a bunch of other bands where this guy named Leon explained everything about the competition including the scoring structure and the tasty prize list for the winners of the international final. So im gonna' fill you in on the structure of the competition. Round 1 - For midland's based bands this was held at the Flapper & Firkin, 6 bands would play on the night but only 4 bands could make it through to the next round. Scores were based on audience votes, text votes, band votes (every band got to vote for 2 other bands to go through,) and music industry votes where basically an anonymous judge from the music industry would be in the crowd and pick his/her favourite band of the night. Now, round 1 was an absolute disaster for Loveless Luck. Tommy broke a string on stage towards the end of the first song and quickly had to borrow his friends guitar before realising it was tuned wrong for our set. This really dropped our confidence and set us back a good 4 minutes of our 20 minute set. Somehow, in the time we had left we pulled it off and managed to get through to the next round finishing 4th out of 6.

Round 2- Round 2 was at the Flapper and Firkin again with another 6 bands playing and 4 to go through again. The scoring system was exactly the same as last time except this time we were prepared for anything that could happen. We went up on played with pure confidence and completely turned the tables around. We had the highest scores of the night finishing 1st out of the 6 bands. Time for the next round, where this competition get serious.

Round 3 - This was recently held at the Asylum in Birmingham where 6 bands would play on the night and the 4 bands with the highest text and audience votes would go to the judges, then the judge will pick 2 bands to go through to the next round leaving 4 bands to go home. We were the second band on, and we performed the best we ever have. Our stage presence felt amazing, and as soon as we came of stage there was something inside of us all just telling us we had made it through. Which we did, and after checking the results we found out we had also finished 1st out of the 6 bands.

In the near the future we will be playing the 02 Birmingham main stage for an all day gig of 20 bands leaving 5 bands to go through to the International Finals. We hope to see you there, but for anyone that cant make it, we'll be keeping you up to date with what happened on this blog. -Loveless Luck-