July 2019

The Rock Off Weekly Blog

Monday 29th July 2019

Much happening as usual here at Rock Off. The new bands and artists are still being introduced. We announced last week that we were reintroducing ranges of stock from leading bands such as RAMONES, THE DOORS, DISTURBED & BIGGIE. Stock arrived from another new to Rock Off artist. 

POST MALONE

POST MALONE – has also just this weekend confirmed the completion of his third studio album during a performance at the Cheyenne Frontiers Days festival in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he told the crowd that he had some “pretty awesome news.” He told those in attendance: “I’ve got some pretty awesome news, and the reason my voice is kinda XXXXXX is because I was in the studio for the last three days and we just finished up the new album, and I think it’s gonna be pretty out of sight.

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Music

 HIP HOP - URBAN - GRIME

If you’re into selling Hiphop/Grime/Urban, this is a range that we have been focusing on a lot this year. MARY J BLIGE, TUPAC, BIGGIE, SNOOP, NAS, NWA, RUN DMC, MIGOS, WU TANG, have all had new stuff arriving.

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KURT COBAIN

KURT COBAIN

Adding to our A - list of Artists, KURT COBAIN is now pre-selling on the website. I’m sure you know this so forgive me but just in case – Kurt Cobain is best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. He is remembered as one of the most iconic and influential rock musicians in the history of alternative music.

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 BMTH

BRING ME THE HORIZON

Bring me The Horizon - have dropped a new video for their track ‘Sugar honey ice & tea’. The latest visual to be lifted from the band’s new album ‘amo’ is a wonderfully colourful thing, switching from live footage to green screen to on-screen animation in the blink of an eye.

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Thin Lizzy

THIN LIZZIE

Massive band added to Rock Off's "Classic Rock" range! Pre-Order now!!

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Trending

GRATEFUL DEAD

JANIS JOPLIN

ARIANA GRANDE

The Classics

THE ROLLING STONES

U2

YES

CHARACTER

Reminder!!!

Since August 2018 we have had a promotion running on Character t-shirts. £3.50 a tee, which is superb!!! However, it must end. July 31st, 2019 will be the last day to purchase at this price. Then pricing will revert to the regular £5.00.

Grab them at only £3.50 before they're go back to £5.00!

Monday 22nd July 2019

Huge deliveries have come in over the weekend. Adding to the already bulging list from last week.

The Metallica & Led Zeppelin restocks landed first (more designs to follow) & then on Saturday, a huge wagon rolled in from Global which included some Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Motorhead & many more.

The headwear the week before has been a huge success. Some stunning new designs landed as well as many more to come. This range is fantastic & certainly the largest collection that we have ever had.

We also had this very limited ‘Def Leppard’ – Download 2019 t-shirt arrive.

DEF LEPPARD UNISEX TEE: DOWNLOAD FEST 2019 (LIMITED)

Music

Official Licensed Prince Merchandise

Prince

Being a huge fan of Prince, it’s great news that the ‘purple ones’ estate won the battle against the bootleggers. The estate described Eye Records as “bootleg label dedicated to Prince” and they’ve now been ordered to take down all their bootlegged Prince music. Prince’s estate sued Eye Records in August 2018 for allegedly releasing 18 Prince compilations since his death. These included live performances and unreleased tracks and were allegedly released without the correct rights.

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The Doors

The Doors

The Doors are going to release a 50th Anniversary edition of ‘The Soft Parade’ on October 18th. There will also have a version with 12 never before released songs & some stripped down versions of the album’s classic tracks. Personally, I can’t wait for that one.

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Amy Winehouse

Artist of the Week - Amy Winehouse

She was the voice of a generation. The first British woman to win 5 grammy awards. Also 3 Ivor Novello awards & Mercury award nominations. Amy’s greatest love was 1960 girl groups taking her look from ‘The Ronettes’. Her second album ‘Back to Black’ became the UK’s best selling album of the 21st century. It’s also listed as one of the best selling albums in UK chart history.

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Trending

THE POLICE

KISS

ELBOW

MONTY PYTHON

The Classics

PINK FLOYD

THE BEATLES

BOB DYLAN

CHARACTER

Marvel

MARVEL – ANNOUNCED 7 FILMS ALL coming IN 2021

This is big news as well as the fact the last film ‘Endgame’ has topped ‘Avatar’ grossing over $3bn since its release in April, breaking 10-year record. Wowzers. That’s what we say.

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Monday 15th July 2019

As I type, Brand New Headwear is here. It’s was a jam-packed container with the best Artists & Bands we’ve ever seen in a single headwear delivery.

All will be up & online right now & shipping out as soon as you place your order. ‘The Clash’ – (Military hats) are my personal favourite, I think they’re superb. However, there are loads to choose from.....

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COMPLETE HEADWEAR RANGE

We have had all the best selling headwear replenished. This range has been a huge success over the past 12 months & long may it continue. The Baseball Caps, Beanie Hats, Banadanas and many more have being flying out, left, right & centre.

Music Blog

We’re still introducing loads of Bands & Artists to our roster. We told you before that we listened & listen, we certainly did. This week we see Ed Sheeran, Joy Division, New Order & Green Day arrive.

ED SHEERAN

NEW ORDER

JOY DIVISION

GREEN DAY

Talking Of ‘Ed Sheeran’ – his new album was released on 12th July 2019 – called ‘6 Collaborations Project’ – This album features a huge A list cast however we are most excited by a 50 Cent & Eminem collab that has emerged online. It is called ‘River’.

River Official Video

Eminem – one of the most influential rappers of all time & labelled as the King Of Hip Hop. A former member of the Hip Hop group ‘D12’ & his work with NWA’s Dr Dre is some of the most exciting hip hop of my era.

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WORLD CUP CHAMPION & U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM CAPTAIN ‘MEGAN RAPINOE’ CELEBRATES VICTORY IN ‘DEF LEPPARD’ TEE!

Soccer Team captain Megan Rapinoe celebrates victory in Def Leppard Tee

Fan of the Ladies football? USA winning the World Cup was a fantastic victory & hitting the headlines during and ever since, Megan Rapinoe is seen here rocking her Def Leppard Tee.

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#Trending

BOB MARLEY

DEBBIE HARRY & BLONDIE

THE CURE

The Classics

THE WHO

THE JAM

ROY ORBISON

Character

Friendly Reminder!!!

Since August 2018 we have had a promotion running on Character t-shirts. £3.50 a tee, which is superb!!! However, it must end. July 31st, 2019 will be the last day to purchase at this price. Then pricing will revert to the regular £5.00.

GRAB 'EM BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!

Quick Question

  • Which was the first Genesis record to feature Phil Collins on vocals”?

Answers on a postcard or to sales@rockofftrade.com = Just for fun. The winner will get the ‘customer of the month’ award at Rock Off towers.

Monday 8th July 2019

In a recent newsletter we asked for your ideas on Bands & Artists that we don’t stock & you wished that we did. The feedback was superb & you know what, we listened!!!

Now, we have decided to make a habit of this listening thing & encourage feedback much more often. Basically, it’s something that made us think. Made us open to the opportunities that we might be missing. These opportunities could be staring us (at Rock Off) in the face or even simple ideas, especially those that make the lives or livelihood of you, our superb customers, easier & better. So, go for it!!! Let us know what we can do for you that would improve the services or product that we offer. If its achievable we will do our assured best to introduce it or change things up. Obviously not everything is possible. Not every band or artist that we want to stock is available. Licenses can be hard to obtain & as we are sure you’re aware the Rock Off roster is already pretty special & jam packed.

Anyway, have a think & let us know. sales@rockofftrade.com is the best bet for any feedback

Music Blog

With that bit said, we did go about introducing many bands & artists to our roster in June & going into July. Many big hitters such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica & Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ariana Grande, The Struts, The Grateful Dead, Greta Van Fleet & Billie Eilish are a few more & there’s plenty more coming.

Of the new artists today we’re Highlighting ....

Machine Gun Kelly

An American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. Establishing himself firmly on ‘Bad Boy Records’ the label founded in 1993 by Puff Daddy or Puffy or Sean Puffy Combs or Sean Combs whatever the name choice is this week, MGK is following in the footsteps of ‘Notorious BIG’ (big footsteps I must add) or Biggie or Biggie Smalls etc…you see a theme here. Get some merch in!!

Cher

What hasn’t been said about this American singer, actress & television host already. Who doesn’t know who she is? It is pointless to try & tell you about her. She does the lot & is a stable part of the music/film industry. Brand new Merch now available.

Mary J Blige

– as it so happens, is another strong American singer, songwriter, actress & philanthropist. Her album ‘My Life’ is in Time magazine’s Top 100 albums of all time. Also, an award-winning actress & one of the most inspirational modern-day Soul voices. New range now selling.

Greta Van Fleet

No to be mistaken with ‘Gretna Van Fleet’ the 87-year-old female resident of Frankenmuth, Michigan, ‘Greta Van Fleet’s’ hometown, from whom the band name is taken. This American rock band is smashing it in a huge hard rock & blues rock way! A Robert Plant style vocalist & a Keith Richards influenced guitarist… what’s not there for fans of Brand-New merch! Landed at Rock Off in June 2019.

Trending on Music

#TRENDING @ ROCKOFFTRADE.COM = FLYING OUT THIS MONTH

#BILLIE EILISH | #THE 1975 | #ARIANA GRANDE

The Music Classics

The Beatles & The Rolling Stones

Have you seen these Casual Shirts that we currently have on pre-order?

High quality Unisex 100% Cotton, patch pocket, button down front & artist logo buttons.

Character News

Since August 2018 we have had a promotion running on Character t-shirts. £3.50 a tee, which is superb!!!

However, it must end. July 31st, 2019 will be the last day to purchase at this price. Then pricing will revert to the regular £5.00.

Order Now before it's gone!

Thought of the Week
(mainly because of the Danny Boyle film ‘Yesterday’!)

What would the world have been like without the Beatles?

A world without the Beatles would be the equivalent of Leonardo Da Vinci never picking up a paintbrush or William Shakespeare concluding that Hamlet amounted to badly written rubbish. They really do inhabit that rarefied atmosphere reserved for history’s most treasured. If they hadn’t formed, someone would have had to invent them as an antidote to the mundanity of millions of lives. Without them, who would have generated the momentum for their contemporaries? It’s likely Mick Jagger would have been working in the higher echelons of the City while dabbling on the fringes of politics; Keith Richards would maybe have dedicated a nomadic life to working as an addiction therapist. Elton John and Billy Joel would be playing Frank Sinatra and Perry Como covers in downtown bars while Liam and Noel Gallagher could have ended up behind bars, victims of their misspent youth.

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