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From Sunday 30 June 2002

Have Finch gone major?

Mystery surrounds one of my favourite bands, Finch, who it is believed have been signed to MCA Records. The fivesome, who managed to debut in the Billboard top 200 in America following the release of ‘What It Is To Burn’ (the first time a Drive Thru

Bosstones for October UK tour

Fresh from their stint on the European Deconstruction Tour, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will return to the UK in October, with Snuff and the Beatsteaks in tow. Punktastic can reveal that so far one date has been confirmed for Nottingham Rock

Tsunami Bomb post two MP3’s

Kung Fu Records’ latest signings Tsunami Bomb have completed two songs for their upcoming new record, and they’ve both been posted up on the internet for your listening pleasure. ‘Take The Reins’ and ‘Say It If You Mean It’ have both been recorded for the Bomb’s new cd,

Jesse James and Shootin Goon for London gig

Jesse James and our friends in Shootin Goon are to play a special one-off show at the Camden Underworld in London on July 6. Also playing are Muttly’s Dastardly Skam , No Comply and Fellthru. Doors are at 6pm, first band on at 6.45, so

The Spite Of Life!

Our good friends at Bombed Out have informed Punktastic that the 5th Annual Out Of Spite festival will take place on the first weekend of August, in Leeds at Joseph’s Well on Chorley Lane. The line up is as follows… FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND Consumed Dugong The Sex Maniacs

Friday 28 June 2002

Distillers on MTV?

Yes, it’s true! MTV in America have decided that they are going to feature Brody and the gang in a special video ‘You Hear It First’ piece. It’s unlikely that we’ll get MTV in the UK showing the vid, so those dandy people at Epitaph records have made it

Are you having a Holiday on us?

Last month we ran a kickass competition giving away four pairs of tickets to the Holidays In The Sun festival in July, and the winners have been announced… The Punktastic computer was inundated with entries, and the winners are… Aamir Chishtie Will Bryson Simon Benham Anu Sonecha Joe Burman Yes, I know what you’re thinking…

Thursday 27 June 2002

BFS – album sleeve here!

With their new video already one of the most talked about this year, we thought we’d post the artwork for the new Bowling For Soup album, due out later this year. ‘Drunk Enough to Dance’ has 15 tracks including ‘Emily’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Out The Window’, ‘Self-Centered and ‘The

Get some Know How!

Gainesville ska-punks The Know How are currently out on tour in the US, and they want you to help them party! The young Florida troupe are currently skanking the States up a treat, getting rave reviews from across the Land of the Free. And they will even be showing

Phinius Gage tour and new EP planned

Brighton skate punkers Phinius Gage are set to head out on tour at the end of next week, and have told Punktastic all about their plans to record a new EP. The tour kicks off on June 28 in Hastings and will feature shows all across