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Top 25 Albums Of The Year

Friday 01 April 2022

PUP – ‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND’

The next release after a successful album can be a tricky one. After two successful albums, it’s even more difficult. For PUP, after releasing three almost flawless albums, they’ve left themselves an absolute mountain to climb to reach the Everest of heights they’ve set their standards at. Fortunately, they’re

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Top 25 Albums of the Year

Sunday 01 December 2019

PUP, Sløtface, Fresh @ Stylus, Leeds

LIVE: PUP / Sløtface @ Stylus, Leeds

There are many things to love about PUP. Whether its their triumphant live shows, poignant, beautifully crafted angry punk, their brutal honesty, or just their relentless drive to prove every doubter wrong, there’s a reason why they are one of the most exciting bands on the punk

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

Monday 16 September 2019

LIVE: Reading Festival 2019 – Friday

While ‘British Festival Season’ often conjures thoughts of muddy fields, populated almost solely with last-minute welly purchases, this year’s Reading Festival brought only sunshine and across the whole weekend. Pulling from all of Punktastic’s very favourite genres, it’s one of our most anticipated times of

Wednesday 28 August 2019

LIVE: PUP @ Blondies, London

Ahead of their Reading & Leeds performances, PUP announced a one-off show at a 50 cap dive bar just outside of Hackney. Despite the Toronto four-piece punk outfit playing an average of 250 a year on a tour cycle, there’s no time to let sleeping dogs lie here. After

Thursday 06 June 2019

Charly Bliss: “I Just Hope That Our Music Makes People Feel Really Strong”

Thursday 25 April 2019

LIVE: PUP / Milk Teeth / Gender Roles @ The Garage, London

The Garage fills up quickly in the presence of a dim blue haze. The crowd is diverse, rich and eager with punk in their bones and PUP in their veins. Gender Roles are up first and the cotton candy pink of Tom Bennett’s hair lends itself to a beautiful juxtaposition