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From Monday 17 June 2019

Hidden Mothers release debut single ‘The Longest Journey Yet’

Hidden Mothers are a 5-piece post-black metal/shoegaze band from Sheffield, UK and while they’re just starting out, they have a lot to offer – an undeniable fact highlighted in the release of their very first single ‘The Longest Journey Yet’. Fans of Deafheaven, Alcest, Downfall Of Gaia, Converge, Oathbreaker and

Monday 10 June 2019

LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival 2019

Slam Dunk continues to be our favourite way to kick off festival season, providing the perfect opportunity for pop-punk/rock/alternative fans to surround themselves with like minded individuals, dressed head to toe in our very own version of festival clothing. Once again, fans find themselves happily floating in a sea

Friday 07 June 2019

LIVE: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

It may only be in its second year, but Neighbourhood Weekender festival is already making quite a name for itself, pulling in some of the biggest acts across genres for all music lovers of the North to enjoy, kicking off festival season with a bang. The Punktastic team headed along

Thursday 06 June 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of Sumo Cyco’s latest video for ‘Love You Wrong’

Last month, Sumo Cyco released the video for their latest single, ‘Love You Wrong’, well and truly kicking off their third album cycle. The band continues to experiment with a number of genres, never fearing mixing it up by combining the likes of metal, punk, and dance music to create

Tuesday 30 April 2019

LIVE: Bloxx @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge

It’s the final night on Bloxx’s extensive UK tour, and The Portland Arms in Cambridge is uncomfortably warm before the band even takes to the stage. Some fans stand coolly with a beer in hand, while others bounce on the balls of their feet with their parents in pure

Saturday 27 April 2019

Wars release video for their cover of ’11 Minutes’ by Halsey, Yungblud and Travis Barker

UK metal act Wars have revealed their very own version of Halsey, Yungblud and Travis Barker’s single ‘11 Minutes’ in a vibrant new take on the mega hit. Still hinged around that soaring chorus melody, Wars’ version of the track is also

Wednesday 17 April 2019

LIVE: The Hunna @ O2 Academy, Brixton

If there’s any one band that should be acknowledged for their strength, resilience, and unrelenting motivation, it’s The Hunna. Not only are they one of the best British bands around right now, but they’ve had to fight harder than most to get to where they are

Monday 15 April 2019

St. Pineapple releases video for ‘Maybe I’m Just an Asshole’

St. Pineapple has released the great new video accompaniment for his latest single ‘Maybe I’m Just An Asshole’. Think classic pop-punk; Blink 182, Simple Plan, Sum 41… It carries all the self-indulgent bitterness that we’ve always loved about the genre, while also maintaining humour and light-heartedness. Both the song and

LIVE: The Maine @ O2 Forum, Kentish Town

“The Maine are the best band in the world”. It’s a phrase heard many times across the course of the evening, and while quite clearly a subjective opinion, there’s weight in this bold claim. Not only have The Maine just put out an incredibly dynamic, powerful,

Saturday 13 April 2019

Punktastic Presents stage at The Great Escape Festival, and full lineup now announced

We’re delighted to announce that we will be presenting a stage at this year’s The Great Escape Festival! With less that one month to go until The Great Escape kicks off in Brighton, over 100 more artists have just been announced, plus the line-up for the notorious Late Escape has