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From Thursday 31 January 2002

Bombed Out charity donation

Last week’s charity all-dayer in Leeds, UK raised over £700 for local charity Martin House, according to the gig’s organiser, Steve Jackson. His entire statement thanking the bands and attendees, reads: “I want to give a massive THANK YOU to everyone who showed up on Saturday! after my initial

Millencolin to visit UK

Swedish punkers Millencolin will be singing all about foxes when they come over to the UK in April. Three gigs have been announced in support of their forthcoming new record, which will be released on Burning Heart Records. The dates are: Manchester MDH 26th April Glasgow Barrowlands 27th April London

Wednesday 30 January 2002

Reel Big Fish have a Favourite Noise

Those crazy ska-punks, and Punktastic faves, Reel Big Fish have finally announced details of their long awaited European only release ‘Favourite Noise’. The record, to be released on March 12, will feature a variety of old songs, and the odd new one too, and will come out at

Tuesday 29 January 2002

Nofx / Rancid split update

NOFX and Rancid are to release their split covers CD on BYO Records on March 5. The bands will be covering 6 of each others songs on a CD that does not want to be missed. Check out for sound clips, artwork and more news! Also, on

Monday 28 January 2002

Massive Drive Thru Giveaway

Check out our brand new contest in association with Drive Thru records, who are giving a load of Punktastic readers the chance to walk away with an armful of Finch, Movielife and Drive Thru goodies! Up for grabs are: For the Grand Prize: –The

Jimmy Eat more UK dates!

We are just too kind here at Punktastic. First of all we exclusively gave you the Reel Big Fish UK dates, and now it’s the turn of Jimmy Eat World. The emo-rockers are set for chart success with ‘The Middle’ and in celebration they have

Saturday 26 January 2002

Reel Big Fish announce UK tour!

The Fish are to tour the UK in March! But the bad news is that they will be supporting Sum 41 on all of their UK dates. As of yet no headline shows have been announced. The shows are: (Its American style dating kids as I’ve

Friday 25 January 2002

Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music MP3s

Yet more legal MP3s for your listening pleasure, this time coming from the brand new Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music split release just this week. Available is “Queen of Pain” by the ‘Trio, along with HWM’s “God Deciding”. Check it

Hives go gold

2002 is looking like a busy year for the eclectic Swedish 5-piece, with their recently released compilation “Your New Favourite Band” having already gone gold (that’s 100,000 copies). As well as a full tour of the UK, expect to see them on kiddie-pop shows CD-UK and T4 very

Burning Heart comp delayed

Bad news as the Burning Heart camp postpone the forthcoming “How We Rock” compilation until the end of March. Bummer. Console yourself with the knowledge that the track listing will be as follows: 01. TURBONEGRO