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From Monday 01 November 2021

Punktastic Picks: Volume 4

One of the greatest things about being Punktastic is that we have the perfect excuse to spend endless hours scouring the internet for new bands and artists, diving deep into a multitude of sources to find the hidden gems. One of the other greatest things is getting to pluck

Wednesday 27 October 2021


There’s nothing we love more than a surprise release, especially when they come from one of the most exciting and promising British bands of recent years. This Friday will see the release of Boston Manor’s ‘Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures’ EP, wherein on top of the recently released ‘Algorithm’ and

Wednesday 21 July 2021

GUEST PLAYLIST: Holding Absence

Since joining Holding Absence in 2018, Scott Carey has played an integral part in pushing the band forwards, even more so with the band’s new album ‘The Greatest Mistake of My Life’. We sat down with him at the Download Festival Pilot and got him thinking about some of

Sunday 25 October 2020


With the release of their debut album, ‘Big Twenty’ in August, Other Half are here to tell us their influences. The songs that make them tick and the tracks that inspired their punchy sound. Accompanied by an extended playlist, Cal Hudson breaks down twelve tracks that are instrumental to

Monday 13 July 2020

Cool Thing Records Playlist

As well as being the frontman of successful alternative band Asylums, Luke Branch is also the founder of Cool Thing Records. Luke has curated a special playlist just for Punktastic showcasing some of the best artists Cool Thing has to offer and we give you a look at their

Wednesday 08 July 2020

Punktastic Picks: Volume 1

There’s one thing that we know for sure when it comes to Punktastic’s readers. You, like us, proper bloody love a bit of new music. Few feelings quite match the excitement of discovering a new band and being able to follow their journey – wherever it may lead –

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – December ’19

2019 is coming to a close and what a year it’s been. It feels like only yesterday that we were packing up tents, gathering an extra pair of pants and cramming our bags full of beer in preparation for festival season. And now we’re stuffed into hoodies, beanies and

Tuesday 05 November 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – November ’19

Halloween has to be the most gothic of all holidays, right? Skulls, spiderwebs, and Tim Burton characters everywhere. And this year, of course, we’re lucky enough that this holiday has brought the return of not one, but two of the world’s biggest, most important, and well-loved bands of the last

Tuesday 01 October 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – October ’19

Judging by the way the country is going, this may well be the last issue of this article. We’ll be sailing down a river of dog dirt without an oar. The power grid will be knocked out, forcing us into a modern day Middle Ages. Roads will become gridlocked

Monday 02 September 2019

Punktastic Presents: Playlist – September ’19

We don’t know about you, but we’re fed up of this hot weather. It’s unbearable. The only heat we’re happy to tolerate is in nuclear hot venues, where cold air is more valuable than gold and a cold beer costs more than it ever should. Give us a gig