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The news for Sunday 25 June 2017

Punktastic Presents: a night of music, poetry and zines in London

This Thursday 29th June, we at Punktastic will be co-promoting with DIY Publishers the first in a night of music, poetry and zines. The free event will take place at Four Quarters in London. As well as acoustic/spoken word performances from¬†itoldyouiwouldeatyou’s Luke Prosser, Suggested Friends’ Faith Taylor, Alison Rumfitt and

Jonah Matranga announces UK tour with Witching Waves and Helen Chambers on selected dates

Jonah Matranga, of Far and onelinedrawing fame, has announced that he will be playing a huge run of UK shows as part of a wider European tour this summer. His most recent release is the song ‘Work 4 Love’, which he released last month under his aforementioned onelinedrawing moniker.

Portkey stream new song, ‘My Family in Fall River’

Boston emo rockers Portkey shared their new song, ‘My Family in Fall River’, exclusively through Tanda Media. The album is set for release on the 30th June via Wiretap Records.

Benjamin Blue to embark on weekender

Scottish indie/math rockers Benjamin Blue will be playing a trio of shows next month. Last year, the band released their debut self-titled EP via Struggletown Records. Benjamin Blue EP by Benjamin Blue JULY 14 MANCHESTER The Peer Hat 15 CARDIFF Slush Puppy All-dayer, Cathays Youth

Wren release new song, ‘Scour the Grassland’

Wren recently unfurled their new song, ‘Scour the Grassland’, at Decibel Magazine. It is featured on the London sludge/noise metallers’ upcoming debut album, ‘Auburn Rule’, which will be released on the 14th July via Holy Roar Records. Auburn Rule by

Pkew Pkew Pkew sign to SideOneDummy Records

Canadian punks Pkew Pkew Pkew have signed to SideOneDummy Records. The label will be reissuing the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released last year on Royal Mountain Records. You can find out when the record will be released here. It will come with an exclusive new song from

Possum unveil double A-side single, ‘Hal Wilkerson’ / ‘Sluggin”

Leeds indie/emo trio Possum recently premiered their new double A-side single, ‘Hal Wilkerson’ / ‘Sluggin”, through String Buzz. These new songs follow up their 2016 debut EP ‘Wake Up Kid’. Hal Wilkerson//Sluggin' AA by Possum JULY 05 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club w/ itoldyouiwouldeatyou

New Housewives video for ‘Exc. 281016’

London post punks Housewives recently released a video for ‘Exc. 281016’. The song is taken from their split EP with Massicot, which was released earlier this month via Blank Editions, Hands in the Dark, Harbinger Sound,¬† Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu? and Red Wig. The band will also be releasing

Whipping Post (ex Perspex Flesh) preview upcoming debut album, ‘Spurn Point’

Featuring ex members of Perspex Flesh, Whipping Post have shared three new songs, ‘Memory’, ‘Dissection’ and ‘Too Much’. All three tracks are taken from the Leeds hardcore punks’ upcoming debut album, ‘Spurn Point’, which will be released later this year via Whip It! Records.

Honey Joy share new song, ‘Floreana’

London indie punks Honey Joy recently premiered their new song, ‘Floreana’, at GoldFlakePaint. Produced by Hookworms’ MJ, it is taken from the band’s upcoming debut self-titled album, which will be released on the 30th June via Everything Sucks Music (UK/EU/AUS) and Infinity Cat Recordings (US).

Saturday 24 June 2017

Allison Crutchfield to support Waxahatchee on UK dates

Allison Crutchfield has announced that she will be supporting her sister and label mate Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, on her UK dates this September. Crutchfield released her debut solo album, ‘Tourist in This Town’, earlier this year via Merge Records. Meanwhile, Waxahatchee will be releasing her upcoming fourth album, ‘Out in

Sean McGowan announces UK shows with Happy Accidents

Sean McGowan has announced that he will be playing a short run of full band UK shows this September. The announcement coincides with the Southampton singer-songwriter’s recent signing to Xtra Mile Recordings. You can view the video for McGowan’s latest single ‘Apple Core’ below. Supporting him will be indie punks Happy

Dwarves announce new album, ‘Take Back the Night’

Dwarves have announced the release of their upcoming tenth album, ‘Take Back the Night’. The record will be released this October via Burger Records. It follows up 2014’s ‘Invented Rock & Roll’. Additionally, the Chicago punks will also be releasing a new EP, entitled ‘Julio’, this October via Riot Style.

Isotopes to support CJ Ramone on UK tour

Isotopes have announced that they will be supporting CJ Ramone on his upcoming UK tour this summer. The baseball themed punks’ latest album is ‘1994 World Series Champions’, which was released in April on Stomp Records (NA) and Destiny Records (UK/EU). CJ Ramone’s latest is his third solo album, ‘American Beauty’,

Jeff Rosenstock streams split EP with SkaSucks

Jeff Rosenstock recently shared a new split EP with Korean ska punks SkaSucks via Really Records. The record is available to purchase for PWYW download on bandcamp. Jeff Rosenstock/SkaSucks Split 7" by SKASUCKS Last year, Rosenstock released his third solo album, ‘Worry.’,

Hatebreed unleash new video for ‘Seven Enemies’ plus London headline show

Hatebreed recently unfurled their new video for ‘Seven Enemies’. The song is featured on the band’s seventh album, ‘The Concrete Confessional’, which was released last year on Nuclear Blast Records. The band also recently announced that they will be playing a headline show at the O2 Forum in London on the

Crime in Stereo, Bigwig, Mean Jeans and more added to The Fest 16

The Fest 16 have added another new batch of bands to their already stacked bill. Joining the likes of Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Superchunk, Hum, Rainer Maria, The Movielife and more are the following bands: Bigwig, Clownvis Presley, Mean Jeans, Crime in Stereo, Radon, Static Radio, Street Eaters, Sweet Cobra,

Coercion (Good Riddance, Death by Stereo) release video for ‘Choices’

Featuring members of Good Riddance and Death by Stereo, Coercion recently released a new video for ‘Choices’. Following up their 2016 EP ‘Exit Wounds’ on Bird Attack Records, the song is a taste of the band’s upcoming yet to be titled new album.

Friday 23 June 2017

Phaedra’s Love to embark on UK acoustic tour with Scarecrow Boat and Joshua Jones

Phaedra’s Love, aka Jordan White, will be going on a UK acoustic tour starting later next week with Scarecrow Boat and spoken word artist Joshua Jones. The ex Splitsville alumni released his debut EP, ‘Let Me Think This Way’, earlier this month on Circle House Records.

Halfsleeper releases debut song, ‘Sing’

Halfsleeper a premiered a video for his debut song, ‘Sing’. Headed by Calls Landing and Rob Lynch drummer Charlie Thomas, the track indicates a style that is influenced by ambience and 80s pop.

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