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From Monday 30 June 2014

A note from Tom: today I’m stepping down as editor

You can read our announcement about Tom and our new editor Ben – below is a goodbye note from Tom. – Today I’m stepping down as Editor of Punktastic. At Punktastic, I’ve been a forum n00b,

Friday 16 May 2014

Editor: I played Music Inc on my iPhone and what happened next will blow your mind

So, there’s a new (ish) app out there about music management on the iOS app store. It’s called Music Inc (originally released at the end of February). I’ve been busy playing some other things that are mostly Pokémon on my Nintendo 2DS (and what) since then, so it took

Friday 09 May 2014

Editor: Festival season has started, and what happens next will leave you speechless

Tom Aylott is our Editor. This is his Editorial column. Think of it as the Editor’s letter at the start of a magazine but appearing at random intervals and less cohesive, I’ve been writing for Punktastic long enough to know that this is the time of year that things

Thursday 12 December 2013

Best “Punk” Christmas Songs Of 2013

Ah, Christmas. Best time of year for drinking and getting in fights. Punk bands have always been great at churning out crappy to semi decent Christmas songs, so we like collecting them together so you can get into the spirit. If that does work, may we suggest

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Punktastic Tickets to launch in late 2013

Here at Punktastic, we pride ourselves on being able to help new bands and the independent parts of the music community. Independently run promotions companies make up the backbone of the UK scene, and we felt we could do more to support those people. Years ago, Punktastic had a gigs

Friday 30 August 2013

Punktastic Reading 2013 Coverage Collected

So, this year at Reading we did… well… loads. So much so that you’re probably a bit confused about how to find all of that meaty coverage. Fortunately, we’ve been kind enough to group it all together for you in a handy article. A lovely, pretty list of links is

Thursday 15 August 2013

BLOG: Is There A Place For The Humble Cassette In 2013?

It’s a funny old thing, progress. In 2013, we can simultaneously marvel at how little people are prepared to pay for an album of music delivered electronically, but also how people justify spending good money on purchasing music in a format that – by all accounts – should be

Monday 24 June 2013

BLOG: Empty Cabinets

In the small hours of the night (UK time), Instagram user Otisserie (Otis of Fluf/Octagrape) kicked up the “totally unpunk, bro” debate concerning bands having empty guitar cabs on stage. The band papped here are the totally not punk, bro Black Veil Brides, and the photo you

Saturday 20 April 2013

Record Store Day 2013

So, today is not only Hit The Deck festival, but it’s record store day 2013! We’re digging out the best things that happened today, and we also want to know the bargains that you got! We’ll collect the best stuff from today here in the handy Storify story below… [

Saturday 13 April 2013

What happened when Masked Intruder came to London

Credit: DayBeat Photography / David Pascual We’re not really that egotistical to write a review of our own show here at Punktastic, but sometimes I do feel like we need to shout about something we put together… I was offered the Masked Intruder show a few months back, and