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From Wednesday 11 January 2017

Screech Bats seek contact with extra terrestrial life in debut video for ‘E.T.’

London punks Screech Bats are exclusively premiering their sci-fi enamoured debut video for ‘E.T.’ with us at Punktastic. “For our first video we wanted to keep things simple and DIY,” state the band, who feature Hearts Under Fire members Lexi Clark and Kit Reeve. “We genuinely have such a laugh

Sunday 08 January 2017

Darko unveil video for new track, ‘Hiraeth’

Guildford band Darko exclusively premiered their video for the song ‘Hiraeth’ on Punknews. This is the first track to be released from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Bonsai Mammoth’, which will be released on the 3rd February through Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch of Hope Records (Japan).

Wednesday 07 December 2016

Darko announce debut album, ‘Bonsai Mammoth’

Guildford melodic hardcore punks Darko have announced the release of their debut album, ‘Bonsai Mammoth’. The release will be handled by Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch of Hope Records (Japan), with a release due for the 3rd February 2017. For more up to date info about

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Watch ‘Canthus Viewpoints’, the new video from Darko

While on a recent trip to Japan, the excellent Darko recorded a video for ‘Canthus Viewpoints’. It follows the release of a Japanese only compilation, ‘The Beards and Before’. Today we are bringing you an exclusive look at that video below. “Some things just stay with you” explains vocalist Dan

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Darko share video for ‘In The Company Of Wolves’

Darko have unveiled the video for new track ‘In The Company Of Wolves’. The particularly DIY clip sees the band plagued by giant creatures as they (also giant) play through the track. It’s as brilliant as it sounds, yes. The song appears on the Lockjaw Records charity compilation, ‘

Tuesday 09 February 2016

LIVE: Giants / Create To Inspire / Kid Brother / Darko @ 02 Islington Academy, London

It’s Tuesday night in Islington, London and set right in the middle of a small shopping centre is the venue that will be playing host to the second date of a co-headline tour between two Essex based outfits, Giants and Create To Inspire. Both bands have recently signed with

Thursday 21 August 2014

Darko Stream New Track ‘Atlas To Atlantis’

Hairy gentleman and Surrey Tech Punks Darko are streaming a new track on their Soundcloud. ‘Atlas To Atlantis’ is from their upcoming EP ‘Sea Of Trees’, out September 8th on Lockjaw Records. Pre-Orders of various vinyl and CD packages are available already from One

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Darko post ‘Seaward’ studio session music video and free download online

Tech punks Darko have posted a music video for a studio session of a new track, ‘Seaward’, online. The song will feature in another form on the band’s forthcoming EP, but you can check out this version using the player in this article and get it for free download over

Sunday 02 March 2014

Stencil Fest 2014 Lineup Announced

2014’s edition of Stencil Fest is 27th July in Chepstow – and the full lineup has now been announced. Check the poster for a list of all the bands across the 3 stages. The one day festival is an annual event put together by the nice people at

Monday 25 November 2013

New Darko Video For ‘The Chewbacca Defense’

Perhaps the first time in PT history the word ‘Defense’ (complete with the American spelling) has appeared in consecutive news items. Tech punk speed-demons Darko have unveiled the video for their new track ‘The Chewbacca Defense’. It is the lead track from their new five song EP, ‘From