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From Friday 17 July 2020

Strike Anywhere – ‘Nightmares of the West’

It might be 10 years since Strike Anywhere released new music, but their infectious, melodic, hardcore-infused punk rock commentary on the state of the world has never been more relevant. Their latest EP ‘Nightmares Of The West’ tackles themes of personal loss, global injustice, and political frustration, but also

Thursday 11 May 2017

LIVE: Groezrock Festival 2017, Meerhout, Belgium

Unlike in the UK, Groezrock is one of the very few pre-summer festivals than can boast about its fantastic line up before the year has really begun. With last year’s icy cold weather dampening festival goers spirits, the atmosphere this time was mostly appropriate for t shirts and kakhi

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Bear Trade unveil a charming off-beat video for ‘As Long As We Have Tea’

Bear Trade are exclusively sharing their new video for ‘As Long As We Have Tea’ with us at Punktastic. “We took an hour out of band practice to film this and then I spent about 100 hours trying to outshine James Cameron’s Avatar,” explains vocalist/guitarist Greg Robson on the charmingly

Thursday 30 March 2017

Bear Trade reveal new song, ‘Family Planning’

Bear Trade have released their brand new song, ‘Family Planning’. It is taken from their upcoming new album, ‘Silent Unspeakable’, which will be released on the 21st April via Everything Sucks Music (UK) and Dead Broke Rekerds (US). The North East punks will soon

Wednesday 22 March 2017

The Winter Passing release new song, ‘Paper Rabbit’

The Winter Passing have exclusively premiered their new song, ‘Paper Rabbit’, over at Substream Magazine. The track is taken from the Irish emo/indie rockers’ upcoming new EP, ‘Double Exposure’. Produced by J. Robbins (The Promise Ring, Jets to Brazil), the record will be released on the 21st April via

Brutal Youth announce UK shows

Canadian melodic hardcore punks Brutal Youth have confirmed they will be playing a trio of UK shows next month. The band released their latest album ‘Sanguine’ last year on Stomp Records. APRIL 21 SHEFFIELD Shakespeares w/ Screw Loose, Resist, Chamber, No Witnesses + False Reality 22 MANCHESTER Manchester Punk Festival 23 LONDON The Underworld

Saturday 25 February 2017

Petrol Girls announce UK tour

Petrol Girls have announced that they’ll be going out on a UK tour next month. The shows precede their upcoming UK dates with Strike Anywhere and Bear Trade the following month. The band’s latest release is their 2016 debut album, ‘Talk of Violence’, on Bomber Music Ltd. MARCH 16 NEWPORT Le Pub 17

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Manchester Punk Festival announce final batch of bands

Manchester Punk Festival have just announced their final bunch of bands to their already stacked line up. Joining the likes of Paint It Black, Strike Anywhere, Petrol Girls, Martha, Belvedere and more are the following acts: Inner Terrestrials, After the Fall, Foetal Juice, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Shit Present, Muncie Girls,

Thursday 12 January 2017

Strike Anywhere: “We are angry and hungry, as ever”

Sunday 18 December 2016

Manchester Punk Festival adds loads more bands to its line up

Manchester Punk Festival has announced a bunch more bands for 20-22 April 2017. The three day festival from Manchester DIY promoters TNSrecords, Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones, sold out way in advance this year and it’s bound to be just as popular this time around. Joining the likes of Strike Anywhere, Petrol