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From Monday 25 September 2023

LIVE: Reading Festival 2023 – Friday

Is Reading still a rock festival? The last half decade has seen a slow descent into pop acts. The teeth bared by previous headliners have definitely been blunted and worn down. However, while Reading’s no longer snarling in your face, there are more than enough vicious acts lurking among

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Pet Needs, Berries, Guise @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

LIVE: Frank Turner @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Frank Turner is a famed name amongst the alternative music scene with a plethora of genres under his belt, his endearing charm never failing to impress behind the microphone. He opens the night with a debut live performance of track ‘Broken Piano’, a haunting choice as

Thursday 07 October 2021

Slam Dunk North 2021 @ Temple Newsam Leeds

Slam Dunk North made its much anticipated return to Leeds on Saturday 4th September 2021.

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 24 June 2021

Download Pilot 2021: A reflection

Who would have thought a mere four weeks ago that before the end of June 10,000 of us would be standing in our Doc Martens and wellies in the rain, arms around one another, screaming along to our favourite songs?

Thursday 29 August 2019

Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’

This wouldn’t be a comprehensive review if it didn’t at least acknowledge the uncomfortable grimace on the face of the music industry when Frank Turner released the concept album ‘No Man’s Land’. Its thirteen tracks are dedicated to overlooked, influential women throughout history (and the last track for his

Friday 02 August 2019

LIVE: 2000Trees Festival 2019 – Thursday

2000trees is advertised as being a ‘medium’ sized festival, but while medium can suggest mediocrity or be misconstrued as ‘average’, nothing about the scorching weekend feels mediocre. With alternative fans from all of the country coming together to celebrate our special scene, 2000trees pens itself as one of the

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Frank Turner announces UK headline tour

As if we haven’t seen him enough over the last couple weeks (not a bad thing), Frank Turner has now announced a nine date UK headline tour in support of his upcoming eighth album ‘No Man’s Land’. A record dedicated to the fascinating stories of women overlooked throughout history,

Saturday 15 June 2019

LIVE: Camden Rocks Festival 2019

Camden Town; arguably the geographical epicentre of the British music scene. There’s nowhere quite like it. As soon as you walk out of the dusty tube station and into the equally dusty streets, it’s like stepping into an alternative dimension compared to the rest of London. That, however, is