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From Friday 30 July 2021

INTERVIEW: Boston Manor

In 2021, Boston Manor’s story is not a unique one: band plans album release. Band releases album. Global pandemic acts as giant spanner in band’s album promotion plans. By now, it really is a tale as old as time, and 15 months after Covid-19 first hit our

Thursday 22 July 2021

Punktastic Picks: Volume 3

After a brief hiatus, like a band who broke up in 2019 only to make an immediate post-lockdown comeback, Punktastic Picks is making its overenthusiastic return to your screens and devices. Hooray! For those who missed our previous editions, (Volume One and Volume Two are still available for

Wednesday 30 June 2021

INTERVIEW – Beartooth

Hailing from Ohio, Beartooth have become a force in the scene, with their crushing riffs, skyscraper sized choruses, and intense live shows taking them all across the world. They’ve played many festivals and now have their eyes set on taking the next step up to the arena circuit with

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?

Monday 08 March 2021

Punktastic Picks: International Women’s Day 2021

While women should (obviously) be celebrated all year round, March provides us with an entire month during which we have an excuse to scream about our many successes from the rooftops. At Punktastic, we love taking this excuse and running with it at 100mph, so for International

Saturday 20 June 2020

‘I could float here forever’ – a tribute to ‘white pony’ on its 20th anniversary

Thursday 18 June 2020

INTERVIEW: Bleed From Within

Monday 09 March 2020

INTERVIEW: Loathe

Thursday 05 March 2020

INTERVIEW: Twin Atlantic

Sunday 22 December 2019

The end of a decade: The 11 most major moments of the past 10 years

Among all the incredible album releases and new bands hitting the scene, there have been a number of moments that have helped define the past decade for fans and creators of alternative music alive (and all of its lovely little sub-genres). We’ve seen reunions of bands we thought were long