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The news for Wednesday 22 May 2019

Fangclub announce new album and UK/EU tour

Dublin trio Fangclub have announced the release of sophomore album ‘Vulture Culture’, alongside a string of headline dates across the UK and Europe this autumn. The new album, which is set for release on July 5 via Vertigo Records, was recorded in a month-long stint at Giant Wafer Studios, in →

Thursday 02 May 2019

Teddy Rocks release Clashfinder for festival this weekend

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, as festival season gets properly underway – and Teddy Rocks are ready to kick things off in fine style this weekend as they release their clashfinder for all your planning needs. With a huge and varied list of bands playing →

Wednesday 01 May 2019

Bristol Booze Cruise announce day splits

European’s fast-growing DIY festival is coming to the UK, taking place across various venues in Bristol. and is taking place from May 24 to 26. It’s already a super fun lineup, with some of the best up and coming bands in the industry at the moment. Commenting on the ethos of →

Monday 29 April 2019

BAIT release video for new single ‘DLP’

Punk / Electro project ‘BAIT’ release a video for their new tack ‘DLP’ via Cool Things Records. “BAIT isn’t just music, it’s ventilation, it’s expression through art. We all have a voice and this one speaks from the guy in broken English. I record my own music, I edit my →

Saturday 27 April 2019

Wars release video for their cover of ’11 Minutes’ by Halsey, Yungblud and Travis Barker

UK metal act Wars have revealed their very own version of Halsey, Yungblud and Travis Barker’s single ‘11 Minutes’ in a vibrant new take on the mega hit. Still hinged around that soaring chorus melody, Wars’ version of the track is also →

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Shaded & Hey Charlie announce co-headline tour

Worried about a summer gig drought? Well, worry no longer! Surrey pop punkers Shaded, who’ve just completed a huge tour of the UK and Europe with Stand Atlantic, and London grunge-pop trio Hey Charlie have announced a four date co-headline tour, to take place in July. Both bands are on the →

Tuesday 16 April 2019

The Dangerous Summer drop new single and announce new album

Following their return from a five-year hiatus with their self-titled release last year, The Dangerous Summer have showed no signs of slowing back down with US and Europe tours aplenty – and they’ve now announced that their fifth studio album, ‘Mother Nature’, will be released via Hopeless Records on →

Normandie announce additional summer dates

After the success of their recent White Flag headline tour, Sweden’s Normandie have now announced additional UK dates alongside their appearance at 2000 Trees Festival in July. Tickets for the two new dates, listed below, are on sale now here, and include an intimate Bournemouth show with →

Monday 15 April 2019

St. Pineapple releases video for ‘Maybe I’m Just an Asshole’

St. Pineapple has released the great new video accompaniment for his latest single ‘Maybe I’m Just An Asshole’. Think classic pop-punk; Blink 182, Simple Plan, Sum 41… It carries all the self-indulgent bitterness that we’ve always loved about the genre, while also maintaining humour and light-heartedness. Both the song and →

Saturday 13 April 2019

Punktastic Presents stage at The Great Escape Festival, and full lineup now announced

We’re delighted to announce that we will be presenting a stage at this year’s The Great Escape Festival! With less that one month to go until The Great Escape kicks off in Brighton, over 100 more artists have just been announced, plus the line-up for the notorious Late Escape has →

Monday 08 April 2019

PENGSHUi announced for Download Festival

Download Festival announced the winner of Kerrang! Radio’s Finding Fresh Blood competition as grime-punks PENGSHUi. Crowned by Download Festival promoters and a panel of Kerrang! Radio presenters, the London trio triumphed over thousands of entries to come out champions of the hottest new talent search for the festival. The band are now set to open The Avalanche →

Postcards From The Moon release video for ‘Wish You The Best’

Texas-based quintet Postcards From The Moon are back with a new music video and single called ‘Wish You The Best,’ which comes from the band’s new EP, ‘Me Without You.’  The song begins with quick and sweet piano riff before launching into a swaying groove and lyrics that could be the millennial →

Saturday 06 April 2019

Eat Your Heart Out release music video and announce debut album

The Aussie pop-punkers have unveiled a music video for their single ‘Carousel’ and announced that their debut album ‘Florescence’ will be released on 5th May via Fearless Records. Vocalist Caitlin explains: “’Carousel’ is about the constant cycle of thoughts in your head that go back and forth between doubting yourself and believing →

Friday 05 April 2019

Birthmarks drop video for new single ‘How Do You Rule Me’

London based rock trio Birthmarks have just dropped their brand new single ‘How Do You Rule Me’. Formed from the ashes of their earlier moniker Little Death Machine, they fuse together elements of electronica, trip-hop and rock to deliver powerful, raw and emotive songs. With their new →

Thursday 04 April 2019

Babyteeth release new single ‘Cut It’

‘Cut It’, is only the fourth ever single from badass London-based five piece Babyteeth. Grunge and punk rock inspire and inform the Babyteeth sound, especially on this latest cut as lead singer Camilla Roholm’s barbed words permeate your psyche, “You’re a disease, God help me, Just let it bleed, Cut it →

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Story Untold and Between You & Me Announce Co-Headline Tour

Attention pop punk fans – your two new favourite bands (and if they’re not yet – they will be) have just announced a co-headline tour of the UK & Europe to coincide with their appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in May. Canadians Story Untold have joined forces with their Aussie →

23 bands added to 2000 Trees line-up

Just in case they hadn’t already provided us with one of the most stacked line-ups of 2019, 2000 Trees have today announced another 23 bands for this year’s festival. Joining the mindblowing existing line-up – headlined by Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, You Me At Six and Deaf Havana →

The Pickup publishes one thousand bands!

In January 2018, we launched The Pickup – a dedicated space for new music where new and established bands alike could send us their music and get the recognition they deserve, and where music fans like you and us could find our new favourite bands. If you haven’t →

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Additional 120 artists join The Great Escape 2019 line-up

The weather is warming, the skies are clearing (temporarily), shops are drowning in Easter eggs – it can only mean one thing. Festival season is nearly upon us, and The Great Escape are preparing to kick things off in style by adding another 120 artists to their line-up. Check out →

Monday 25 March 2019

grandson announces UK and EU ‘No Apologies’ tour

As well as appearing at Slam Dunk Festival in both Leeds and Hatfield, politically charged grandson will also be playing a handful of headline shows as part of his ‘No Apologies’ tour. The UK dates are as follows: MAY 22 LONDON, Underworld 23 GLASGOW, Cathouse 25 LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival North 26 HATFIELD, Slam Dunk →

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