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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 →

Pleiades share video for new single ‘All At Your Mercy’

Pleiade sare a five piece post-metal band fromManchesterbrought together through their love of all things emo and alternative. Originally creating emotive instrumental soundscapes as a three-piece, the band held auditions for a vocalist to add an extra dimension. ‘All At Your Mercy’ is taken from their forthcoming EP of the →

Monday 18 March 2019

Punktastic partner up with this years Bristol Booze Cruise

Following on from the huge success of Hamburg’s Booze Cruise Festivals, the team behind one of mainland Europe’s premiere DIY-punk-rock weekends are now bringing the festival to the UK for the first time on 24th – 26th May. Booze Cruise will be bringing its unique atmosphere and intimate boat shows to Bristol later →

Thursday 14 March 2019

70 acts announced to play Sziget Festival

Budapest’s 7 day festival has now announced a massive 70 acts to play across the week. Headliners include Foo Fighters, twenty one pilots and The National, all of whom will be joined by the following Punktastic faves: Kodaline Johnny Marr Idles Pale Waves Coheed and Cambria Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls Gang of Youths Frank Carter and →

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Simple Creatures to play one-off London show this April

In conjunction with the release of their debut EP ‘Strange Love’ on March 29, super group Simple Creatures – made up of All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus – will be playing a handful of shows across the US and will be making an additional stop →

Punktastic’s March Playlist

It can’t have escaped your attention lately that there is just a butt tonne of great music out there. So in the spirit of that we’ve started a playlist of what the PT team is listening to each month that you can check out below. We’ll be constantly adding →

Thursday 07 March 2019

Chapter And Verse announce UK headline tour

Following the release of EP ‘Glow’ in January, London alt-rock quartet Chapter And Verse have now announced their first UK headline tour will take place in May. Support will come from Delaire The Liar, with tickets on sale from Friday 8 March – check out the full →

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