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From Monday 01 November 2021

Punktastic Picks: Volume 4

One of the greatest things about being Punktastic is that we have the perfect excuse to spend endless hours scouring the internet for new bands and artists, diving deep into a multitude of sources to find the hidden gems. One of the other greatest things is getting to pluck

Thursday 26 August 2021

GUEST PLAYLIST: Smash Into Pieces

Eclectic Swedish electro-rockers Smash Into Pieces may not be a well known name on these shores yet, but with five albums and hundreds of millions of streams under their belts, there’s no denying their strength as a band – and with sixth album ‘A New Horizon’ arriving on 27th

Monday 16 August 2021

Meet Me @ The Altar – ‘Model Citizen’

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about a pop punk resurgence, fuelled in no small part by a handful of big name artists dabbling their toes into power chord infested waters. Whether these newcomers will stick around remains to be seen, but fortunately for fans of the

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Caskets – ‘Lost Souls’

When it comes to covering everything that’s happened with Leeds band Caskets in the two years since their debut EP release, it’s hard to know where to begin. Their enforced name change from Captives, following a dispute with an Australian band of the same name, is maybe the obvious

Friday 30 July 2021

Young Culture – ‘Godspeed’

Even in the context of the longest year in history, it feels like barely five minutes have passed since we first heard the debut album from Young Culture – in fact, it’s been nearly ten months, though in release terms that’s still a pretty swift turnaround for follow up

Thursday 22 July 2021

Punktastic Picks: Volume 3

After a brief hiatus, like a band who broke up in 2019 only to make an immediate post-lockdown comeback, Punktastic Picks is making its overenthusiastic return to your screens and devices. Hooray! For those who missed our previous editions, (Volume One and Volume Two are still available for

Thursday 27 May 2021

VEXED – ‘Culling Culture’

When an album opens with a track like ‘Ignorant’, you know you’re in trouble. Moments later, as its atmospheric, ominous tones and guttural roars segue flawlessly into the catastrophic rage and frantic riffs of ‘Hideous’, you might as well get started on engraving your headstone – if listening to this

Thursday 22 April 2021

glimmers – ‘Worlds Apart’

It can take a lot to make a mark in the world of pop rock – and in just one short year (that has, in fairness, felt like quite a long one), Atlanta quintet glimmers have made the most of a closed down pandemic world to introduce themselves in

Wednesday 21 April 2021

RedHook – ‘Bad Decisions’

If there’s one country we can always rely on to provide the goods when it comes to new music these days, it’s Australia – and with their fresh, eclectic sound, Sydney mob RedHook are no exception. Having released their first single back in 2018, it feels like a debut

Monday 12 April 2021

Muttering – ‘Don’t Think About It’

“Songs For The End Of The World”. These are the first words you’re likely to read about London trio Muttering, should you happen to look them up online, so it seems only fitting that we continue the trend as we dive into their debut EP, ‘Don’t Think About It’.