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From Tuesday 24 December 2002

PM to release EP early nexy year

Stoke’s Pornographic Monkey are to release a brand new EP early next year. Guitarist Mark Deaville told Punktastic that things start on January 9 with a gig at Leicester Charlotte, before they move into the studio on January 15 and 16. The EP

Monday 23 December 2002


Punk pioneer Joe Strummer of The Clash has died at the age of 50, it was announced today. The star – who was the band’s guitarist, singer and songwriter alongside Mick Jones – died yesterday. He had been touring with his most recent band The Mescaleros until

It’s Christmas time…again

Just a reminder as we have two amazing competitions on the go. Win shedloads of Fletcher goodies, click here for all the info The rules have changed slightly…now just name one of the lyrics and email me… Then there’s a Lucky 7 comp as

My Dad Joe in video shocker!

Yep, they’ve sold their souls to the TV…well, P-Rock anyway. The boys are filming for a video for the music channels, which can only be good for them and the UK scene. Reviewing what to expect next year, the band told Punktastic: “We’re hopefully gonna

Mental note kids

The Punktastic Awards voting is over, finito, ended. I’ve had four sets of votes in the last two days… please send no more, they just get deleted. The results of the awards are here:

Good job!

Just a congrats to everyone involved with the Stars In Your Eyes charity all-dayer at Joes Well in Leeds yesterday. No idea how much UNICEF benefited, but the bar was rammed and all the bands were superb, especially Buzzkill as Green Day,

HiTechJet plan new record

HiTechJet are releasing a seven track mini album entitled “If you take anything” through In At The Deep Records in the New Year. The record is being produced by John Hannon and will be mixed by Paul Yeadon and Johnny Carter. The band are currently 75%

Sunday 22 December 2002

Definitely Mybe

Luckily, it’s nothing to do with an incorrectly spelt Oasis record, it’s your friends and mine, Mybe. The northern punk psychopaths will be heading out around the country in 2003 and Punktastic predicts this will be their year. Not only are they being touted by

Saturday 21 December 2002

Win Fletcher!

Well not the band, but top gifts donated by them. Basically Lee from Fletcher wanted to thank us, and you lot, for all the support we’ve given the band this year by running an exclusive competition. The prizes are immense. FOUR people will

Another Direction to head into the studio

Leicester technical punks Another Direction hope to head into the studio early next year to record another EP. Guitarist Simon Poole told Punktastic that the band hoped 2003 would be as good a year as 2002. “We want to get back into the studio in