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The news for 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 →

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 →

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Black Flag announce UK tour

Legendary hardcore punks Black Flag have announced a string of autumn UK shows with support from Total Chaos. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California in 1976 by guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, they have been the persistent presence in punk and hardcore for a generation. Their iconic →

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Pale White share their new track ‘Medicine’

The latest offering from Newcastle three-piece, The Pale White is rattling with seductive, hip-shaking rhythms, awash with slapback delays and fuzzed-out guitar lines all glued together by truly addictive, melancholy vocal hooks. ‘Medicine’ is about the mundane greyness you feel when you get stuck in a rut and caught in →

I Prevail drop two new singles ahead of new album

Michigan metalcore group I Prevail have released not one, but two new singles from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Trauma’. Check out the videos for both tracks below. Coming after clean vocalist Brian Burkheiser suffered a serious vocal injury in 2017 that nearly brought an end to his singing career, ‘Trauma’ →

Idiot Pilot release new music for the first time in 12 years

After being radio silent for over a decade, Idiot Pilot are back with their brand new single ‘The Pushover’. It’s been 12 years since their last full-length album, ‘Wolves’ was released, and we’ve been parched in the terrible drought, but Idiot Pilot has returned with a 12-track album, ‘Blue →

2000 Trees Third Wave Announced

Alright, we know it’s already been a busy week for festival news as the best season for music fans draws ever nearer – but bear with us, because this one is definitely worth plenty of your attention. Put down your pens and laptops (though maybe make sure your boss →

The Great Escape add another 120 artists to line-up

Never ones to do things by halves, Brighton’s The Great Escape festival have today added a phenomenal 120 artists to their line-up – including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Anna Calvi, Black Peaks, and Lady Bird on the 500 capacity Fender Stage. Also joining the line-up are the likes of →

Saturday 23 February 2019

Nothington announce final shows

Last year San Francisco band Nothington announced they would soon be calling it quits for good. After a final record release and European tour last fall, the band have now announced their final three shows. Band member Chris Matulich said that they wish that time would permit them to →

Friday 22 February 2019

Swim Good celebrate five years with previously unreleased track

It’s been five years since London/Surrey alt rockers Swim Good signed to Failure By Design Records and provided the label’s first ever release in the form of the ‘Swim Good’ EP – and, to celebrate, the quartet have shared previously unreleased song ‘Heard Enough’. Produced by Chris Coulter (Jamie →

Holygood release debut single ‘Oh No!’

Following the announcement earlier this year that Light You Up would be returning as Holygood, the band have now released their vibrant debut single ‘Oh No!’. With an addictively poppy melody and some fantastically smart lyrics, it’s one hell of a return for the Birmingham group, and →

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Ursus release new single and video

Fresh from the song’s premiere on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood show, tech metal foursome Ursus have shared their video for new single ‘Totem’ – you can watch the video in full below. The hard-hitting track will be available on all streaming services from Friday 22 February, and vocalist Joe Grimes →

Deaf Havana announce release of live album with new video

After their huge Brixton Academy show in December last year – the band’s biggest headliner to date – Deaf Havana have confirmed that the electric atmosphere has been preserved forever in the form of a new live album, ‘Deaf Havana Live At Brixton Academy’. The album will be released on →

Monday 18 February 2019

Mat Kerekes (Citizen frontman) releases video for new single ‘Diamonds’

Ahead of the release of his solo album, ‘Ruby’, Mat Kerekes (perhaps better known to you as the frontman of Citizen), has released his new single ‘Diamonds’, accompanied with a rather outrageous and entertaining video. The track combines a number of influences, but most noticeably, there are elements that will →

Friday 15 February 2019

Dave Hause announces New Album + Euro/UK Tour

Acclaimed Philadelphia-raised singer-songwriter Dave Hause announces his brand new studio album titled ‘Kick’ . Out on Friday 12th April via Rise Records. Kick is Hause’s fourth solo outing that finds him carrying on in the voice and tradition of classic American songwriters, tackling topics of hope, depression, global warming, a →

T-10 release single ‘Back for (even) more’

London-based pop-rock band, T-10 release their new single ‘Back For (Even) More’. Re-worked by singer and guitarist Jamie Skinner and drummer Ben Alwin, alongside the band’s most recent additions, Gian Carlo on bass and Ant Sergio on guitar, this release from T-10 comes with a fully produced music video for →

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Final Slam Dunk artists announced

Alternative music fans rejoice – the final seventeen bands have now been added to the 2019 Slam Dunk line-up, and it’s quite the announcement! There’s plenty for pop punk fans to celebrate as A Loss For Words return after their break up a few years ago, with Neck Deep, As →

Monday 11 February 2019

Our Hollow, Our Home release video for ‘Wraiths’

Southampton’s metalcore 5-piece Our Hollow, Our Home are back with the video for their much-loved track ‘Wraiths’. The video comes just in time for their UK tour to kick off at the end of the week in support of their latest album ‘In Moment // In Memory’, released in October →

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