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From Friday 03 July 2020

The Winter Passing – ‘New Ways Of Living’

Irish quintet The Winter Passing might be relatively unknown outside of their native island and, frankly, it’s a damn shame. They’re a band that have flown under the radar and deserve more plaudits than they’ve received. As the scene expands thanks to the likes of Fontaines DC, The Murder

Wednesday 01 July 2020

DITZ – ‘5 Songs’

While some bands explode onto a scene unprepared and unfamiliar with the new found appreciation they receive, others work tirelessly to hone their craft and build a pulsing reputation. Brighton five piece DITZ have perfected the latter, sharpening their sound and developing a status as one of Brighton’s most

Friday 15 May 2020

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – May ’20

We’re not going to mention it. We’re not going to say anything other than we hope you’re all keeping safe and healthy, and washing your hands thoroughly. Let’s move on. We’ve not published one of these for a while but it feels the right time to try to bring it

Saturday 25 April 2020


Friday 17 April 2020

Wild Cat Strike – ‘Mustard Coloured Years’

Brighton quartet Wild Cat Strike defy genre. Despite attempts to pigeonhole them into a specific scene or sound, they strive to push themselves to develop unique, sonically exquisite soundscapes, and with the release of latest EP ‘Mustard Coloured Years’, they’ve continued that trend. Recorded in the spring of 2019

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Milk Teeth – ‘Milk Teeth’

Sophomore albums are often the most difficult records to release. Was the debut album a fluke, or do the band have the ability to improve and develop their sound? Fortunately for Milk Teeth, they’re firmly in the latter camp with their latest self-titled record. Featuring an almost entirely new

Tuesday 17 March 2020

LIVE: Gaffa Tape Sandy / Beach Riot / Gnarlah @ Komedia, Brighton

On a dreary Monday night, where the rain falls incessantly and everyone is rightly cautious about an impending pandemic, expectations are low at Brighton’s Komedia – a venue that’s usually used for comedy nights and unconventional club nights. They shouldn’t be. Adopted hometown heroes Gaffa Tape Sandy are top

Monday 16 March 2020

False Heads – ‘It’s All There But You’re Dreaming’

It’s been a long time coming – but after four years of hard graft, plenty of gigs supporting huge names, and releasing two exceptional EPs, False Heads are finally dropping debut album ‘It’s All There But You’re Dreaming’. There are big expectations of the London three piece, and even

Friday 06 March 2020

wars release two new singles as ‘Chapter One’

Metal fivesome WARS have announced the release of two new singles – ‘Only Monsters’ and ‘A Fog Of Feeling’ – combining them into ‘Chapter One’, a taster of their upcoming album ‘A Hundred Shivers’, set to be released in 2021. ‘Chapter One’ is the first of numerous chapters set to

THICK – ‘5 Years Behind’

It’s a cliché, but some places produce a distinctive sound that becomes so recognisable, it’s hard not to automatically associate them. Take the ‘Madchester’ scene of the early 90s, and bands like Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. While that scene might’ve been short-lived, some cities seem to be a