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LIVE: Twin Atlantic @ Electric Ballroom, Camden

It’s 8pm in Camden and you would never for a second believe that not so long ago this bustling, cultural hub of London was all but a ghost town. The line outside the iconic Electric Ballroom is longer than the eye can see, as fans are eager

Thursday 02 September 2021

LIVE: Boston Manor @ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

If anyone had any reservations as to whether Boston Manor would incite as much carnage post-pandemic as they did pre-, tonight quashes them all. Now back in one of the last venues they played in the distant past of 2019, the chaotic energy of set opener ‘Everything

Friday 13 August 2021

Trash Boat – ‘Don’t You Feel Amazing?’

If you’ve ever listened to Trash Boat before now and decided they weren’t for you, it’s time to reconsider. This is a band that have taken their rule book and not just thrown it away, but torn it apart, set fire to it, and scattered the ashes

Friday 30 July 2021

INTERVIEW: Boston Manor

In 2021, Boston Manor’s story is not a unique one: band plans album release. Band releases album. Global pandemic acts as giant spanner in band’s album promotion plans. By now, it really is a tale as old as time, and 15 months after Covid-19 first hit our

Wednesday 21 July 2021

GUEST PLAYLIST: Holding Absence

Since joining Holding Absence in 2018, Scott Carey has played an integral part in pushing the band forwards, even more so with the band’s new album ‘The Greatest Mistake of My Life’. We sat down with him at the Download Festival Pilot and got him thinking about some of

Wednesday 14 July 2021

LIVE: Holding Absence @ Portland House, Cardiff

It starts with a crackle. The kind you hear when you first gently place the needle down on a record, waiting for the music to kick in. Shots of Cardiff’s Portland House come into view, and already the scene is perfectly set for what has always felt

Sunday 11 July 2021

The Maine – ‘XOXO: From Love & Anxiety in Real Time’

The Maine have been tapping into our deepest, darkest, and most vulnerable thoughts since we were teenagers. Fans have grown with them from their purest pop punk days when the band themselves were still kids, to the wholesome and caring men that they are today, and all

Wednesday 07 July 2021

LIVE: Download Festival Pilot 2021 – Sunday

It’s been a long, long time since Punktastic have been able to cover live music as we’ve always known it, and to be able to dive back in at the one and only Download Festival is more than we could ever have hoped for. The crowd was smaller, as

Thursday 01 July 2021

LIVE: Download Festival Pilot 2021 – Saturday

It’s been a long, long time since Punktastic have been able to cover live music as we’ve always known it, and to be able to dive back in at the one and only Download Festival is more than we could ever have hoped for. The crowd was smaller, as

Wednesday 30 June 2021

LIVE: Download Festival Pilot 2021 – Friday

It’s been a long, long time since Punktastic have been able to cover live music as we’ve always known it, and to be able to dive back in at the one and only Download Festival is more than we could ever have hoped for. The crowd was smaller, as