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The news for Wednesday 08 July 2020

Punktastic Picks: Volume 1

There’s one thing that we know for sure when it comes to Punktastic’s readers. You, like us, proper bloody love a bit of new music. Few feelings quite match the excitement of discovering a new band and being able to follow their journey – wherever it may lead – →

Sharptooth – ‘Transitional Form’

Sharptooth whip up a snapping, snarling swirl of feminist hardcore – they have a lot to say, and with new album ‘Transitional Forms’, they demand to be heard. In 2017 their debut album ‘Clever Girl’ made a big impression, hitting as hard with its message as it did with →

Tuesday 07 July 2020

INTERVIEW: Yourcodenameis:milo

ManDown – ‘We Want Blood’

When their original bands tapped out, two fighters stepped back into the ring – battered and bruised, but baying for a return to form. ManDown is the name of this tag-team, a power-duo who still have music to make and, with debut EP ‘We Want Blood’, they’re proving there →

Monday 06 July 2020

Hidden Mothers announce self-titled debut EP

After a stunning first single released back in June of 2019, the year-long wait for new Hidden Mothers music is finally over and not only have we been treated to a follow up single ‘Beneath, to the Earth’, but we have a release date for the EP, too. ‘Hidden Mothers’ →

The Beths – ‘Jump Rope Gazers’

Every one of us, at some stage, will reach a point in our lives where distance wedges itself between us and the people we love. Long-lasting friendships feel strained, relationships become a chore, and once prominent figures in our lives drift away. It’s not always something we →

Friday 03 July 2020

Phoxjaw– ‘ROYAL SWAN’

Cast your mind back to the children’s television show Stingray, and you may remember its famous opening ‘Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour’. Exactly the same phrase could used before one of Phoxjaw’s live shows. The Bristol four-piece’s music harks back to an earlier time, with clear →

The Winter Passing – ‘New Ways Of Living’

Irish quintet The Winter Passing might be relatively unknown outside of their native island and, frankly, it’s a damn shame. They’re a band that have flown under the radar and deserve more plaudits than they’ve received. As the scene expands thanks to the likes of Fontaines DC, The Murder →

Thursday 02 July 2020

Bury Tomorrow – ‘Cannibal’

Bury Tomorrow are one of those bands that never stop climbing. Just when you think they’ve unleashed the best record of their career, they set their sights even higher and work even harder to push themselves as musicians – and to blow you away as fans. Their →

Wednesday 01 July 2020

DITZ – ‘5 Songs’

While some bands explode onto a scene unprepared and unfamiliar with the new found appreciation they receive, others work tirelessly to hone their craft and build a pulsing reputation. Brighton five piece DITZ have perfected the latter, sharpening their sound and developing a status as one of Brighton’s most →

Monday 29 June 2020

Emmure – ‘Hindsight’

Emmure have undergone quite the transformation over the last few years. In late 2015, the entire instrumental section of the band left, leaving vocalist Frankie Palmeri to front a band with no members. Unwilling to let the band fade away, Palmeri quickly found new recruits – former →

Friday 26 June 2020

Remo Drive – ‘A Portrait Of An Ugly Man’

Seven months after the release of their mature pop-rock album ‘Natural, Everyday Degradation’, Minnesota’s Remo Drive are back with album number three. ‘A Portrait Of An Ugly Man’ might follow hot on its heels, but it is by no means a carbon copy of what went before. The duo →

Thursday 25 June 2020

New Found Glory – ‘Forever And Ever x Infinity’

When it comes to alternative music, and especially the fickle land of pop punk, no band gets to have a 20+ year career without having something special about them. Among them, and showing no signs of slowing down, are New Found Glory; with more than two decades of ups →

Wednesday 24 June 2020

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Out Of Interest

Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have had a fairly busy year already, packing in a 23 date US tour in February and working on writing for their fifth studio album. New EP ‘Out Of Interest’ is a collection of two demos from 2018 album ‘The More I Sleep, →

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Mushroomhead – ‘A WONDERFUL LIFE’

Think Mushroomhead and it is the garish masks and make-up that immediately spring to mind. Their music is a mix of industrial flavoured heavy metal, and since 1993 they have sold millions of records. Record number eight, ‘A Wonderful Life’, is their first in six years and is a →

Monday 22 June 2020

Make Them Suffer – ‘How To Survive A Funeral’

A few years ago, Make Them Suffer would’ve been a name that you associated with deathcore or death metal. The Aussie quintet quickly rose to prominence, largely due to the uncontrollable rage and punishment that was confined in their music, which they very slowly and smoothly began to evolve →

Saturday 20 June 2020

‘I could float here forever’ – a tribute to ‘white pony’ on its 20th anniversary

Friday 19 June 2020

INTERVIEW: Blag Dahlia

Thursday 18 June 2020

INTERVIEW: Bleed From Within

Lamb Of God – ‘Lamb Of God’

Since their formation in the mid-late 90s, Lamb Of God have become one of the biggest, most successful and most enduring bands in heavy music. They seem to be one of those rare bands that are liked, or at least respected, by hardened underground metalheads and casual, surface-level metal →

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