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From Sunday 10 March 2019

La Dispute – ‘Panorama’

La Dispute are a difficult band to categorise into one genre. Within every track there’s elements of post-hardcore, blues, scream and of course, spoken word. Despite that, it’s easy to recognise them. It’s a sound that’s immediately distinctive – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to create. Because ‘Panorama’

Sunday 24 February 2019

DARMA are bringing back that wonderful grunge sound

It might just be me, but it feels like grunge is having a bit of a resurgence. With stalwarts in L7 scheduled to release a 2019 album and Bikini Kill reforming to play a smattering of 2019 shows, plus fresh new bands like Drenge, Milk Teeth and Gender Roles,

Thursday 31 January 2019

Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’

A few short days ago we published our Spielbergs mood board, which saw front man Mads Baklien take us through some of the inspirations that shaped himself, his band and, ultimately, their debut album ‘This Is Not The End’. Back in February 2018, the Oslo rockers released their

Monday 21 January 2019

Pedro The Lion – ‘Phoenix’

An album should be a journey. There should be a definitive starting point, with a story unfolding before culminating in a closing track that, once finished, should leave a delicious craving to relisten. And that’s exactly what Pedro The Lion’s ‘Phoenix’ is. It’s been 15 years since the last Pedro

Tuesday 20 November 2018

King Nun – ‘I Have Love’

There’s a certain sort of sound that permeates from specific record labels. From Fat Wreck, it’s that classic 90s skate punk sound. From Holy Roar, you’ve got a plethora of well-established hardcore bands. And while there may not be one specific genre from Dirty Hit – the home of

Thursday 15 November 2018

itoldyouiwouldeatyou – ‘Oh Dearism’

Emo. It’s a dirty word amongst music fans. A sound and style that’s largely dissipated over the years, some would say for the better. There’s always been a stigma around it, despite its huge popularity in the mid-late 00’s – a house party wasn’t a house party unless someone

Thursday 20 September 2018

Gender Roles Bare Their ‘Teeth’

At some point soon, the Editors of Punktastic are going to get suspicious that the bulk of my POVs are about Brighton based bands. I mean, I’m getting suspicious myself. And yet, absolutely naturally, I just gravitate towards them. It could be that I’m also from Brighton, but I’d

Friday 07 September 2018

Skegss – ‘My Own Mess’

It’s been a big year for Australian three-piece Skegss. A huge tour of the homeland earlier this year, the release of two well regarded singles as well as the release of their highly anticipated debut album, with a world tour (well, Australia and Europe) to come. Following on from their

Monday 03 September 2018

Gaffa Tape Sandy VS itoldyouiwouldeatyou

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Muncie Girls – ‘Fixed Ideals’

Inspiration comes from different places. For Exeter trio Muncie Girls, their inspiration comes from literature. Much like their debut album ‘From Caplin To Belsize’, they’ve taken the name of new album ‘Fixed Ideals’ from a Sylvia Plath quote. Whilst the lyrical content is an extension of their previous album, melding