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From Monday 23 January 2017

BarCreeps are puzzled by a friend’s decisions in new single, ‘Joey Smokes’

London punks BarCreeps are exclusively streaming their new single, ‘Joey Smokes’, exclusively with us at Punktastic. The band, whose style is a mix of indie rock charm and nineties punk hooks, had the following to say about the track: “‘Joey Smokes’ was written about a friend who decided to start smoking

Devil Sold His Soul announce ‘A Fragile Hope’ 10th anniversary UK shows

Devil Sold His Soul have announced a few UK shows where they’ll be playing their 2007 debut album, ‘A Fragile Hope’, in full this April. This is to coincide with the album’s tenth anniversary. Furthermore, the shows will feature both original vocalist Ed Gibbs and current vocalist Paul Green performing

Press to Meco to perform debut album, ‘Good Intent’, on UK dates

Press to Meco have announced that they’ll be performing their debut album, ‘Good Intent’, on a short upcoming tour in March. The album was released in 2015 through Best Before Records. The band are also expected to be releasing their as yet to be titled second full length later this

Jamie Lenman releases new single, ‘Mississippi’

Jamie Lenman has now released a new single in the form of ‘Mississippi’. The single received it’s debut on Dan P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and is now streaming over at The Independent. It sees the former Reuben frontman take an industrial influenced direction. Lenman is

Effigy confirm initial line up

Effigy recently announced the first round of bands for their upcoming weekend fest. The following acts were added to the bill: Big Business, Bossk, Whores., Brutus, Employed to Serve, Svalbard, The Hyena Kill, The Broken Oak Duet, Memory of Elephants, Goram, Dead Hands, Monolithian and Madilan. The metal/hardcore mini-fest will take

Sunday 22 January 2017

God Damn release video for ‘It Bites’

God Damn recently released a video for their latest single, ‘It Bites’. The video sees the band dealing with a problem of zombified proportions. The song itself is taken from last year’s third effort, ‘Everything Ever’, on One Little Indian Records. The Leeds alt rockers also have a few confirmed shows

Gone Wishing unveils cover of Karate’s ‘The New Hangout Condition’

Gone Wishing, the solo project of former Bonehouse and current Please, Believe member Owen McLaughlin, has released a cover of the song ‘The New Hangout Condition’ by Boston indie rockers Karate. The song was originally released on Karate’s 1997 sophomore album, ‘In Place of Real Insight’. As well as finishing the

Scream protest Trump presidency with video for previously unreleased track, ‘Politics Is Entertainment’

Washington, D.C. hardcore punks Scream have released a video for their previously unreleased track, ‘Politics Is Entertainment’. The video protests the presidency of the recently inaugurated Donald Trump. Alongside this, the band will be reissuing their 1988 four album, ‘No More Censorship’, through Southern Lord Records. The record will be

First Blood release new track, ‘These Are the Rules’

First Blood recently premiered their new track, ‘These Are the Rules’, over at Upset Magazine. It is taken from the metallic hardcore band’s upcoming third album, ‘Rules’, which will be available on the 10th February through Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order it here. The band will also be

Pillow Talk announce debut album, ‘This Is All Pretend’

Memphis lo-fi band Pillow Talk recently announced the release of their debut album, ‘This Is All Pretend’. Produced by Hum’s Matt Talbot, the record follows up their 2015 debut EP, ‘What We Should Have Said’. It will be available on the 10th March via Animal Style Records. To coincide with the