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...

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...

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 about the time the...

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 Feb 1, the new BYO Records site will...

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 Movielife "...Has A Gambling Problem" EP ...

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 announced two more UK dates for March, which Punktastic...

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 copied and pasted...) 3/6/02 Nottingham, UK Rock City 3/7/02...

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 out. Link:

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 shortly. Link:...

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 Age Of Pamparius 02. ZEKE Live Wire 03....

Thursday 24 January 2002

Take a Break

I think there's MP3 overload heading our way... this time it's the guys in The Break who have made a track available that's going to feature on their new record, which is due out March 19. There's also a list of new tour dates that the band are playing, so check out to find...

More Ataris MP3’s

Those San Dimas superstars, The Ataris, have announced two more MP3's for all their fans to get their grubby mits on. The song "Butterfly" that The Ataris covered for the CD entitled "Rock Music - A Tribute to Weezer" is now available to download from The CD will be released...

Wednesday 23 January 2002

Phinius Gage announce tour dates

Brighton skate-punkers Phinius Gage have just announced a mini-tour of South England, kicking off on the 25th Jan. The dates are as follows: Fri 25th Jan - High Wycombe White Horse Sat 26th Jan - London Camden Underworld Sat 2nd Feb - Portsmouth Horseshoe Sun 3rd Feb - Winchester Railway...

“I wanna be in Good Charlotte!”

All Wound Up want to be like Good Charlotte, it's true! Or so says their mad drummer, Joe Meyer. Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, the pop-punk foursome admitted they were envious of Good Charlotte's success, even if Joe thought they were a manufactured band! Answering the question of what...

Have even more Good Clean Fun

It seems our mates at Good Clean Fun Records have suffered an overdose of festive cheer because they have even more stuff available to all you lucky punkers. So, without further ado, here's Matt and Tom to tell you what they've got: "Hi Everyone! We've had shipments from our good friends at...

Weezer say Maladroit

Rivers Cuomo and the boys have officially announced the title of their fourth record. On their website,, the boys state: "Thats right, it's official: Weezer's 4th album, currently in the mixing stage and due for release in April, is entitled "Maladroit." "This means that the...

Monday 21 January 2002

Midtown look for revenge!

Emo punks Midtown have finally announced details of the follow up to 2000's 'Save The World, Lose The Girl,' which just happens to be a Punktastic office fave. Anyway, the Midtown guys state on their website, : "Well the album is officially finished. The Title is LIVING WELL...

Take a MP3 Break

US punkers The Break have given all you lucky Punktastic readers the chance to listen to a new track from their forthcoming LP, which is to be released on Doghouse Records. The track, 'While We Breathe' can be downloaded by following the link:

Limp perk up!

After what seems like an eternity, Limp are ready to return with their third studio album. The record is self-titled and is due to be released on Feb 19th. According to Honest Dons website the album is going to "offer surprises to both fans and new listeners alike"...

Sunday 20 January 2002

Atticus to release comp

Cult clothing firm Atticus is to release what promises to be a kick ass punk compilation on Side One Dummy Records. The 'Dragging The Lake' cd is set to hit stores on April 23 and will feature a whole host of cool bands, such as New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World, No Motiv, H2O,...

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