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From Tuesday 06 June 2017

“Vote for music!” Industry body encourages music lovers to vote this Thursday with UK Music Manifesto

If you’re not already working in the industry, you may not have heard of an organisation called UK Music. Founded just under a decade ago, the idea was to create an organisation that can represent and promote the interests of the UK music industry – musicians and artists, record labels, publishers, songwriters,

Tuesday 23 May 2017

On the awful Manchester arena attack

The BBC have all the latest developments and emergency contact information for the awful attack in Manchester Arena last night. There’s not much to say on this terrible and sad news, except that everyone here at Punktastic is thinking of the victims, families and friends who have been affected. We stand

Monday 05 December 2016

Buy a christmas present for yourself with 20% off at Basick Supplies

Don’t say we never treat you… use the code ‘PUNKTASTIC’ any time this week at Basick Supplies, and get 20% off any of their vinyl and merch. If you don’t know about the online store from the team at Basick Records, then you’re missing out on limited editions, rarities, t-shirts,

“It’s our debut album…”

Thursday 10 November 2016

[Sponsored] Punk fans needed to star in major TV ad

Knucklehead, a casting and production company, are looking for punks fans throughout the country to star in a major advertising campaign. You don’t need to be a professional actor – they just want people to dance in their kitchen to some music they love. It’s open to absolutely anyone and all ages. If you’re

Monday 11 April 2016

Stream the new ‘Small Fires’ EP by Hot Moth

Breaking the mould in the melodic rock world isn’t an easy feat, with a countless number of underground acts sailing in the wake of the commercial and radio success of recent pioneers. The result, as with every success story, includes impersonators and wannabes, some more talented than others. Brighton’s Hot Moth aren’t

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Kat Kat Phest Day Three @ Golden Tea House

Day Three of Kat Kat Phest in Philadelphia from Ally Newbold! – CLIQUE https://cliquephl.bandcamp.com/ – TOASTED PLASTIC (NJ/PA) – LAST PHILLY SHOW ): https://toastedplasticband.bandcamp.com/ – FUN HOME (PGH) – TAPE RELEASE SHOW 🙂 https://funhome.bandcamp.com/ – JOHN GALM https://brokenworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/sky-of-no-stars – COOL POINTS https://coolpoints.bandcamp.com/ – CYBERBULLY MOM CLUB http://cyberbullymomclub.bandcamp.com

Monday 25 August 2014

Ticketmaster have some festival tips to share

FYI this is a sponsored post. We’re still reeling from Reading, but that hasn’t stopped the festival organisers – and the ticket sellers – from making sure we all know about their 2015 plans. Download have their deposit scheme, Hevy are doing early-bird deals, and hell, you can already buy Reading weekend tickets for next year

Monday 30 June 2014

End of an era as Tom Aylott leaves Punktastic, new Editor Ben Tipple starts today

Sad news today from all of us at Punktastic HQ, as after half a decade of working with us, Tom Aylott is stepping down as Editor and leaving Punktastic to work on new projects. Ben Tipple, a staff writer for many years and more recently the manager of our brilliant

Monday 19 May 2014

Hevy Fest and Atticus announce final 8 bands still in the running to play the festival

Hevy Fest have announced the 8 bands that made it through to the second stage of their competition with Atticus for bands to play the festival. People can vote for their favourites from now until midday on Wednesday at the Hevy Fest Facebook – the winners will be announced with