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

By Tom Aylott

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, a forum friend, a forum enemy, a forum award winner, a forum moderator, a first time reviewer, a first time interviewer, a first time videographer, a first time photographer, a first time agent, a first time stage manager and a first time website Editor.

I’ve had some of the best times of my life here and met some of my favourite people. I’ve given helping hands to bands that  have gone on to awesome things, and it really has been amazing to be part of the ride for some really talented people – a shout out here to Marmozets and Gnarwolves in particular for doing just what they were threatening a few years ago.

Vague thanks to the old school forum crew for ruining my early twenties and apologies to the bands I forgot to reply to. All the labels, managers and PRs know who you are. Specific thanks go to Andy Ritchie and Paul Savage for getting me involved before they left. Best of luck to the rest of the Punktastic team.

I’m not a journalist.

– Tom