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From Tuesday 23 May 2017

On the awful Manchester arena attack

The BBC have all the latest developments and emergency contact information for the awful attack in Manchester Arena last night. There’s not much to say on this terrible and sad news, except that everyone here at Punktastic is thinking of the victims, families and friends who have been affected. We stand

In Hearts Wake – ‘Ark’

Plenty of bands have a message – that is nothing new – but few are more genuine than Australia’s In Hearts Wake. The metalcore quintet from Byron Bay have dedicated their careers to fighting for the Earth, wholeheartedly channelling their lyrical and marketing content towards making a difference while

Monday 22 May 2017

Enter Shikari release new track ‘Supercharge’

Enter Shikari have released their latest track ‘Supercharge’, featuring Big Narstie. The follow up to the super heavy ‘Hoodwinker’, the song heads in a completely different direction with grime and electronic influences. The band are due to play at Slam Dunk Festival this weekend, playing ‘Take To The Skies’ in

The Burnt Tapes to play UK shows with Shinjoku Riot and Wayfairer

London based punks The Burnt Tapes have confirmed that they’ll be playing a few UK shows starting next week with Shinjoku Riot and Wayfairer. The dates will be in support of their upcoming third EP, ‘Alterations’, which will be released on the 2nd June via Lockjaw Records, Umlaut Records and

Slowcoaches announce UK tour

Slowcoaches have announced that they will be going on a UK tour this October and November. Preceding this tour, the band will also be playing End of the Road Festival in Dorset, which takes place from the 31st August to the 3rd September. Last year, the London indie punks released their

Amplifier to release sixth album, ‘Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus’

Amplifier have announced the release of their upcoming sixth album, ‘Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus’. Following up their 2014 fifth album ‘Mystoria’, the Manchester alt/prog rockers will be releasing the record on the 30th June via Rockosmos. You can view the lyric video for the first single, ‘Kosmos’, below.

Of Mice and Men share video for new song, ‘Back to Me’

Of Mice and Men have unveiled a video for their new song, ‘Back to Me’. Following their last single ‘Unbreakable’, it provides insight into the band’s yet to be titled follow up to their 2016 fourth album, ‘Cold World’. The band will be returning to the UK on the 10th June

Pallas unveil self-titled debut album

Pallas have premiered their upcoming self-titled debut album at Clrvynt. The Atlanta post punks will be releasing the record this Friday 26th May via Drop Medium Records. photo: Ashby Blackburn

Loom to support Black Peaks on UK shows

Loom have confirmed that they’ll be playing three UK shows with Black Peaks in July. The Leamington Spa trio released their self-titled debut album earlier this month on Silent Cult Records. JULY 04 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele 05 STOKE ON TRENT Sugarmill 06 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum

PUNKTASTIC PRESENTS: Face To Face live in the UK

We are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the UK leg of the upcoming tour from punk legends, Face To Face. The band will be over in the summer for a handful of dates, which include Rebellion Festival, and a monumental London show alongside Pennywise, Good Riddance, and Teenage