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From Sunday 22 December 2019

The end of a decade: The 11 most major moments of the past 10 years

Among all the incredible album releases and new bands hitting the scene, there have been a number of moments that have helped define the past decade for fans and creators of alternative music alive (and all of its lovely little sub-genres). We’ve seen reunions of bands we thought were long

Friday 22 November 2019

The end of a decade: The most important bands of the past 10 years

2019 is rapidly drawing to a close, which means – somehow – the end of a decade is upon us. The alternative scene has provided us with so much value over the past 10 years, so much so that the Punktastic team couldn’t help but take a moment to reflect

Wednesday 26 June 2019

All Points East 2019 @ Victoria Park

LIVE: All Points East @ Victoria Park, London

All Points East festival returns to East London’s Victoria Park in 2019 with six standalone events spread over two weekends. The festival, only in its second year, has already won the award for line-up of the year at the 2018 UK Festival Awards, and in May 2019 won the

Friday 01 February 2019

Architects, Beartooth, Polaris @ The SSE Arena, London

LIVE: Architects / Beartooth / Polaris @ Wembley Arena, London

When one of the country’s most beloved heavy bands announces a show at a venue like Wembley Arena, there’s only one way to react. You tell all your friends to buy tickets and you all travel from wherever in the country you

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Top 25 Albums of the Year

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Architects – ‘Holy Hell’

Architects are a very unique band in todays metal community. Their back catalogue is one of the strongest in modern metal, their live show is held in high regard amongst gig goers and fellow musicians alike. But what really makes them special is their fan base–you’d be hard pressed

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Architects release new track ‘Royal Beggars’

Brighton five-piece Architects have unveiled the the video for their brand new track, ‘Royal Beggars’, taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Holy Hell’, due for release on November 9th. The Lewis Cater-directed video is the second song to preview the eagerly-awaited return from the band. Watch the video for ‘Royal Beggars’ below:

Thursday 13 September 2018

Architects return with new album and video plus EU tour dates

Architects return with their eighth album, ‘Holy Hell’, released on November 9th via Epitaph Records, alongside a brand new video for new single ‘Hereafter’. ‘Holy Hell’ marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first