Wednesday 19 December 2001

Blink will play with who?

Mystery surrounds the second support band for the Blink 182 January tour. At last night's New Found Glory gig in Nottingham, guitarist Chad said that NFG would be supporting Blink along with Jimmy Eat World. But just two weeks ago, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba announced that it would be...

Sunday 16 December 2001

Finch new album details

Melodic hardcore punks Finch have made a new track available for their fans to download. 'Untitled' is a brand new song that will feature on their new record, 'What It Is To Burn'. The CD has been produced by Mark Trombino of Jimmy Eat World/Blink 182 fame, and features guest vocals from...

Friday 14 December 2001

Sum 41 announce UK dates

Pop punkers Sum 41 have announced further dates in the UK, following their succesful October tour. The dates are as follows: Rock City Nottingham, WED 06/03/2002 Brixton Academy, London THU 07/03/2002 Leeds University SAT 09/03/2002 The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton SUN 10/03/2002 The...

BBC goes punk

The BBC has announced that it will finally run a punk rock radio show, namely 'The Lockup.' The show will kick off on January 7, and feature guest performances from a variety of well-known punk bands. Bad Religion will kick the series off with tracks from their up-coming album. The show will...

Thursday 13 December 2001

AFI go major

Goth punks AFI have laid to rest a series of internet rumours and finally announced that they have signed to Dreamworks. In a statement released on the bands website, Davey and the boys stated they had become too big for Nitro. The statement reads: "Hey Everyone, We know there's been...

Bratmobile announce 2002 plans

Lookout! signings Bratmobile have announced plans to release a new record and to tour the UK in 2002. In May, the band expect the new CD to hit the shelves. The girls told their official website, "Allison has just returned home to DC after a month of writing and practicing in...

Wednesday 12 December 2001

New Found Glory date IS on!

Contrary to internet reports, New Found Glory's rapidly-approaching Nottingham date is still on. Various online ticket outlets are currently advertising the gig, on December 17, to be cancelled, but Punktastic can prove this is not the case. A spokeswoman for Nottingham Rock City said today...

Midtown dates

Midtown have finally released dates for their Euro tour, starting on 11th February with a support slot for AFI at the London Astoria. The whole date list is as follows: February 12th - London Astoria 13th - Bristol Fleece & Firkin 14th - Birmingham Flapper & Firkin 15th - Leicester...

Get Up Kids announce new record plans

Kansas emo Kings The Get Up Kids have announced plans for their long awaited third studio album. Writing on their official website, the band put up an interesting post that announces Scott Litt will handle production duties, on the so far self-titled CD. The post said: "The GUK have been...

Millencolin’s new album finished

Millencolin's new album is done and dusted, the cover artwork and also the title are completed as well. 'Home from Home' will be the band's fifth album, and will be released in March if everything goes according to plan. The album will contain 13 tracks, which are:- 1. Man or Mouse 2....

‘A’ announce tour dates

Those cheeky popsters 'A' have named the dates and venues for their forthcoming 'Hi-Fi Serious' Tour, due to coincide, strangely enough, with their eagerly anticipated new release. The dates are as follows: February Wed 20 - Glasgow Garage Thu 21 Newcastle University Fri 22 Manchester...

Belltown hope for 2002 release

Swedish hardcore rockers Belltown hope to release a new full length CD next year. The trio, who have just released their new EP, also hope to tour the UK in the not-too-distant future. Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, bassist Christian Lundqvist said: "We have just been in the studio doing...

Tuesday 11 December 2001

The Benjamins call it a day

Drive Thru's pop punk / emo / rock outfit The Benjamins have decided to split after only three years and one full length release. Citing the old "musical differences, friends..." line, the band are set to play a couple more shows at the end of the month, then wind it all up by February. The...

Monday 10 December 2001

Face to Face sign to Vagrant (?)

Despite letting everyone believe to the contrary, Face to Face have never been on Vagrant Records. That is, until yesterday, when they finally made it official. According to the news item over at Vagrant (, the band are set to celebrate by completing work on their forthcoming "How...

See The Hives for free!

Those crazy Swedish punkers The Hives are playing Jo Whiley's The Cut on 11th December, and want real fans in the audience. For your chance to grab one of 300 tickets, ring +44 (0)7956 026666 sharpish....

RBF to release album in UK

The Reel Big Fish website has some exciting news for all their UK fans. After what seems like years of waiting, we are finally going to get a UK album release. Heres what they had to say: "A January release has been slated for the UK release on Jive Records entitled "Favorite Noise". This disc...

Sunday 9 December 2001

Liars Academy sign to Equal Vision

Hardcore label Equal Vision have announced the latest edition to their family. Liars Academy have a slightly different sound to many of their label mates, with a more indie-rock sound, and are set to release the 'No News Is Good News' record. The band have played a few shows in the US with...

Thrice give away new MP3

Southern Californian punks Thrice are gearing up for their new CD by releasing a new MP3 on their website. The band are currently allowing users to download the song 'Betrayal is a Symptom' from their own website, and their label's at Already more than 8000...

Saturday 8 December 2001

Weezer 4th album projected songs

Small and inconsequential news it may be, but for those of you who just can't get enough Weezer, this'll prove relatively interesting. These are projected songs the band are considering putting on their 4th album - nothing final yet of course... 284 Acapulco 319 Ain't Got Much Time 234 No...

Lagwagon in recording shocker

Yup that's right, Fat Wreck's pride and joy is once again setting sail into the mystical world of recording and selling records. Recording will commence in Spring 2002, with Ryan Greene at S.F Motor Studios. Hopefully the fatties reckon, it'll be out by the time the Warped Tour comes...

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