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From Tuesday 03 December 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – December ’19

2019 is coming to a close and what a year it’s been. It feels like only yesterday that we were packing up tents, gathering an extra pair of pants and cramming our bags full of beer in preparation for festival season. And now we’re stuffed into hoodies, beanies and

Friday 22 November 2019

Bellevue Days – ‘It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever’

It seems that despite certain things ‘remaining’ the same over the last few years, a lot has changed. Not least Croydon four-piece Bellevue Days, who’s debut album ‘It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever’ shows that not all change is bad. Since the release of their first EP, 2015’s ‘The

Wednesday 13 November 2019

The Ghost Inside Announce One Off UK Show

Seminal giants of metalcore The Ghost Inside have announced a one off performance in the UK next year. Scheduled for the 4th July 2020 at 02 Brixton Academy, you can be sure it’ll be on hell of a show. Their only – that’s right, ONLY – UK show next year,

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