Monday 31 December 2001

Get Up Kids New Year round up

New fans who have just bought Eudora, or old fans who just want to know when the hell the new record is coming out may be interested in this I found on TGUK website:- 'HAPPY NEW YEAR We all hope you had a great holiday season and vacation. Thanks for bearing with us during these temporary web...

Spunge play New Years Eve party

If you're in the UK and can't be bothered watching shitty TV in the run up to 12:00 midnight tomorrow, or just can't stand the though of Terry Wogan and other annoying personalities cracking 10 year old jokes, make sure you get down to Nottingham Rock City tomorrow and check out the ska-tastic...

Glasseater plans to record oh so soon

After the success of 'Seven Years Bad Luck' and 'Miles Ahead...', Glasseater have made plans to record their new album in the near future, and this is what the website had to say:- 'We have officially blocked out the whole month of feb @ Wisner studios. James Wisner will be the man producing the...

Sunday 30 December 2001

Jimmy Eat world mp3 greeting

Those of you who missed it out, or can't get enough of the world eating jimmys, go and have a look at www.jimmyeatworld.com and listen to the recorded mp3 message by Zach of the band. They also left this festive note:- 'The band; Jim, Tom, Zach, and Rick... as well as Frosty & Budd, your...

Bowling for soup new album news

Just found this on the ol' soup website, which should make those of you who like the band froth at the mouth - wonder why that is :) 'We are just finishing the recording of our new album Drunk Enough to Dance. Look for it in April of next year. We spent the past couple of months in Atlanta, GA,...

Saturday 29 December 2001

Lit strike up UK tour

Orange County pop-punkers Lit are to tour the UK in late January. The foursome, who have recently released the stonking 'Atomic' CD, have so far just announced one date, although more are expected. You will be able to trip the light fantastic at Manchester University on Wednesday, January...

Kris Roe speaks!

2002 looks as though it is going to be a busy year for San Dimas superstars The Ataris. Speaking on their official website, www.ataris.com, Kris said that fans can expect two records out during the year. His full statement read: "Hey everyone. Merry X-Mas. We are officially home until...

Flogging Molly new CD soon

Flogging Molly are set to release a new record in the Spring. Drummer George Schwindt emailed Punktastic to let us know that the record, which is yet to be named, will hit stores on March 19. George said: "Our new record will again be released by SideOneDummy and is scheduled for release on...

Friday 28 December 2001

New Lawrence Arms record is ‘really great’

The new record from US punks the Lawrence Arms is "really great" according to band member Brendan Kelly. Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, Brendan said that the new record, 'Apathy and Exhaustion, was in his opinion, the best Lawrence Arms record yet. Brendan said about the album, which is...

New Found Glory go carol singing

For those of you who aren't utterly and completely sick of christmas by now, go and check out the new found glory website where the boys are running round Newcastle UK. Taking part in a carol singing session outside Boots, Halfords and Next, they succeed in singing completely out of key much to...

Thursday 27 December 2001

More Warped Tour acts confirmed

This years US Warped Tour looks set to be one of the best yet, as a number of bands confirm they will play. Ozma, on their official site ozmaonline.com, announced their participation on the tour and let slip that a number of other cool bands will also play. Bad Religion, NOFX, Lagwagon, No...

One Dollar Short say happy Christmas!

Aussie punks One Dollar Short managed to squeeze in a little Christmas cheer as they took time off from recording their new CD. The band told their mailing list: "We really want to take the time out to say thanks to all of you. Its been a big year for us and we couldnt of done half the things we...

Sunday 23 December 2001

No use for a name new album, different website..

It's Christmas, a time for fun, frolicking and general jovial banter. Or is it? not for one socially challenged individual, who managed to completely funk up www.nouseforaname.com; luckily the band have a replacement up, www.nouse4aname.com On a lighter note, the band are going into the...

Anti-Freeze get their website sorted

Yup, they've got their shit together and have a much more aesthetic web page, with links to pictures, mp3 files etc, etc. http://www.antifreezeonline.com ...

Jimmy Eat World will come anyway!

Even though Blink are far too lazy to come to Europe, emo stars Jimmy Eat World have announced some shows instead. They are as follows: 16/1 - Dublin, Ireland - Temple Music Bar Center 17/1 - Glasgow, Scotland - QMU 18/1 - Liverpool, England - Liverpool University - Stanley Theater 24/1...

Blink 182 statement for cancelled shows

Blink have released a statement citing their reasons for the cancellation of their forthcoming European tour. It reads: "Due to singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge suffering a herniated disc in his back, Blink-182 has postponed their European tour, scheduled for January 2002. Said Tom DeLonge,...

Saturday 22 December 2001

Blink tour off! [again...]

That's right kids, those So Cal nutters Blink 182 have cancelled their UK tour AGAIN! The whole tour is now off for good, as Tom has a bad back! As yet no official statement has been released, this news is very hot off the press, but the rumour is that Tom has a sore back. When the band...

Rival Schools support A

Punktastic office faves A are to be supported by the emotastic Rival Schools on their forthcoming UK tour. To check out the dates, look at oour earlier news item. But if you can't be arsed to do that, then just look here: Glasgow Garage February 20 Newcastle University 21 Manchester...

Alkaline Trio tour again

Punk heroes Alkaline Trio, fresh from a UK tour, have announced they will be back again in January. The dates are as follows: Derby Victoria Inn January 12 Belfast Limelight 14 Newport TJ's 16 Sheffield Leadmill 18 Dudley JB's 19 London Mean Fiddler 26 York Fibbers 27 Bristol Fleece...

Deconstruction Tour is on… and guess who is playing…

European cities will once again be playing host to the Deconstruction punk and ska festival in 2002. And Punktastic can tell you who exactly is going to be on the bill. Last year the festival was held in Glasgow, Manchester and London and played host to Pennywise, Lagwagon and Sick Of It All...