Thursday 28 February 2002

Decon rumour roundup

After the last 48 hours in which I have had several emails telling me who will be playing Deconstruction this year, I thought I would just put up a post with all of the alleged goings-on. None of this has been confirmed by Destiny Tourbookings, the promoters. All of this is either rumour or...

Dashboard confess new video online

The brand new Dashboard Confessional video for "Screaming Infidelities" is being played on both MTV and MTV2 in America. But if you can't get to see US tv where you are, those happy people at Vagrant have made it available on the world wide web. If you'd like to see it online, it can be...

Student Rick turn back the clock

Student Rick have gone all 80's on us when they went into the recording studio recently to lay down a few new tracks. During their stay at a Milwaukee studio, the band took a trip back to the 80's and brought the hair, lipstick, and leather pants into the studio and recorded two new...

Tuesday 26 February 2002

Decon list confirmed?

Punktastic received an email today from a usually reliable source allegedly confirming the line-up for this years European Deconstruction Festival. The bands listed below are believed to be taking part in some, if not all, of the tour, which takes in all parts of Europe. The source also...

Monday 25 February 2002

Another ‘A’ tour in May

They're only half-way through their current UK tour but British punk-poppers 'A' are already set to return within a few months. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Punktastic, bassist Dan announced the band would be touring in May as part of the promotion of their forthcoming album "Hi-fi...

Sunday 24 February 2002

NFG – “We love Saves The Day”

Following various web sites citing a bust up between East Coast emo crew Saves The Day and pop-punkers New Found Glory, Jordan and the boys have issued a statement on their website, www.newfoundglory.com playing down the so-called rivalry. It all stemmed from a video which showed NFG vocalist...

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! We’re playing Europe

Garage rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are to come over and play their first European tour in April. The band will head out supporting the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the International Noise Conspiracy on the following dates: 1 D HAMBURG GREUNSPAN 2 D BERLIN COLUMBIAFRITZ 3 D MUNCHEN...

Weezer in MP3 no-no

The official site of emo Gods Weezer, the imaginitively titled www.weezer.com has taken down all of its audio and video section. This means that all of the new tracks from the forthcoming Weezer record, 'Maladroit', have disappeared. No reason has yet been given as to why this has happened,...

Slick Shoes to appear on clothing comp

Christian punks Slick Shoes are to appear on a brand new compilation created by skate clothing company Atticus. The compilation will be released on Side One Dummy Records in May and will also feature an unreleased track from Blink 182, a live track from Jimmy Eat World, unreleased Alkaline Trio,...

Saturday 23 February 2002

Get your Mest e-card here

Maverick Records have made some special e-cards available to all you Mest fans, to celebrate the release of Mother's Prayer as a single. You can get the e-cards by visiting the following websites: http://www.maverick.com/mest/mothersprayer http://www.maverick.com/mest/fuctupkid ...

Finch know what it is to burn

One of the best new bands I've heard, Finch, release their new record, What It Is To Burn, in March. I have been fortunate enough to get hold of a copy of the new record, and to put it simply, it rocks. My album of the year so far. But, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of...

Hangnail man gets hitched!

Hangnail contacted Punktastic today to tell us to buy a hat, as lead singer Mike is getting hitched... We'll let them explain: "Hey guys, I'd first like to start off by saying that lead singer/bass player of Hangnail Mike Middleton, got engaged this week! Sorry to all you ladies out there...

Friday 22 February 2002

A to hit top ten?

Cheeky monkeys A look set to raid the UK pop charts this week with their new single 'Nothing'. According to midweek sales charts the single is currently placed at number 10. This would make the song the band's highest ever chart entry. So, if you haven't already got the single, go out and...

New Found Glory tour details!

Jordan Pudnik and the boys are to embark on their third UK tour within a year when they land on these shores in May. That's right boys and girls, NFG are back! After some amazing shows in December, Drive Thru's finest will be back to blow you away with another full-length UK tour. The...

The Soup support [Spunge]

As reported earlier today following an email from Bowling For Soup crazy cat Jaret, the dates Bowling For Soup are to play on their UK tour have been announced. The Texans are due to support UK ska heroes [spunge] on their jaunt in May. The dates are: May 15 Newport TJ's May 16 Oxford...

Travis quits Living End

Aussie punks The Living End have parted ways with their drummer Travis Demsey. In a statement singer Chris Cheney: "It's more an agreement than a split. Since my car accident last September we've revaluated ourselves as human beings. "We still regard Travis as a brilliant drummer but he's...

Household Name tour dates

Even more tour dates for you lot to get your grubby mits on. This time they come from Household Name records, who have released an entire list of when and where you can find your favourite bands over the next few months. So, deep breath, here we go. ADEQUATE 7 16 February @ Cambridge...

The Soup to visit UK soon

Texan pop-punks Bowling For Soup are expected to announce some UK dates soon. Jaret emailed Punktastic with the following info: "Hey...Jaret here....I hope everyone is doing well.... "Me.....I have been a little under the weather, but I think I have finally kicked it, and am ready to...

Thursday 21 February 2002

Limp need you!

Honest Don's favourite sons, and Punktastic faves, Limp, are looking for a new guitarist. The band state on their website www.limp.com that they are looking for someone to fill in to play lead guitar on a full-time basis. In a statement the band said: "Hey all, We are in need of a lead...

Wednesday 20 February 2002

Midtown will return to UK in March

New Jersey emo/punks Midtown are to return to the UK following their successful jaunt in January. The band will support Jimmy Eat World in March for the dates the Arizona rockers have already planned. It is expected the band will then return later in the year in support of their new record,...

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