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From Tuesday 12 November 2019

False Advertising – ‘Brainfreeze’

It’s not often bands form via open-mic nights, but that’s exactly how False Advertising got started. Both Jen Hingley and Chris Warr were heavily involved in the circuit in Manchester, often duetting together. With bassist Josh Sellers involved, the early version of False Advertising fell through after trying to

Tuesday 05 November 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – November ’19

Halloween has to be the most gothic of all holidays, right? Skulls, spiderwebs, and Tim Burton characters everywhere. And this year, of course, we’re lucky enough that this holiday has brought the return of not one, but two of the world’s biggest, most important, and well-loved bands of the last

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Haggard Cat take on entombment Brexit protest

As we edge closer to the 31st of October, we’re also edging closer to a time that will be potentially more difficult. Not only will it affect our ability to import and export, it’ll be far more problematic to get ourselves across Europe. For touring bands, this will likely

Tuesday 01 October 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – October ’19

Judging by the way the country is going, this may well be the last issue of this article. We’ll be sailing down a river of dog dirt without an oar. The power grid will be knocked out, forcing us into a modern day Middle Ages. Roads will become gridlocked

Vinnie Caruana – ‘Aging Frontman’

When the front man of a much loved band releases solo work, it usually goes in one of two ways – identical to a full band release, or in a totally new direction. The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche’s Vinnie Caruana manages to tread the line between the

Friday 13 September 2019

Microwave – ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket’

Progression of sound is a tricky thing. Take Linkin Park, for example – back in the early 2000s, Hybrid Theory and Meteora were genre-defining. By the time they had dropped their fourth album, though, they had developed and evolved their sound to an almost unrecognisable point, much to the

Friday 06 September 2019

Fireball Fuelling The Fire announce two all-dayers, Less Than Jake to play Hello Rockview in full

We’re less than two weeks from the Fireball Fuelling The Fire tour kicking off, and we’re counting down the days. In an effort to make us even more excited, Fireball and Academy Events have announced both the Birmingham and London are being extended into all-dayers, the first in Fireball

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Punktastic Needs You!

Did you know Punktastic has been around for nearly twenty years? Twenty years. In terms of internet sites, that makes us really old. We’re sprouting 8-bit grey hairs and starting to get wrinkles on our homepage – but we couldn’t have reached this landmark without you, and for that,

Friday 30 August 2019

Gender Roles – ‘Prang’

It’s fair to say Brighton is a melting pot of creatives, musicians, and eccentrics. It’s one of the reasons there’s a surge of bands coming from the city. Another is that it’s home to a prominent ‘DIY’ scene, with smaller venues and local promoters regularly putting on young and

Friday 23 August 2019

BEARTOOTH announce ‘The Blackbird Session’ EP

Lovers of Beartooth rejoice! New material! Sort of. It’s unusual for a band at the peak of their genre to make such an unusual flip on their sound but Beartooth are no ordinary band and ‘The Blackbird Session’ is no ordinary release. Featuring re imaginings of tracks from their 2018