Sunday 31 March 2002

MxPx to release new disc in May

One of the best pop-punk bands around, MxPx, will release a compilation of their best songs in early May. The disc is entitled 'Ten Years And Running' and will be released on Tooth and Nail Records on May 21. The record will contain 20 tracks, including 2 brand new songs and a re-recording of...

Movielife lose guitarist

The Movielife have announced that their lead guitarist Alex has left the band. In a statement on www.drivethrurecords.com the band state that his departure was amicable, and that Alex has another project lined up. It reads: "It is with TREMENDOUS sadness that we'd like to let everyone know...

Bracket move to new website

To celebrate the release of their new record, 'Live In A Dive', Fat Wreck favourites Bracket have moved to a new web site. Fans should now visit www.bracketmusic.com to get all the latest info on the band. Currently the new site is still under construction, so expect lots of new bits and bobs...

Saturday 30 March 2002

Find Kirsten and win a prize!

In one of the most bizarre contests I think I have ever seen, We The People Records are offering one lucky person the chance to win a whole host of goodies if someone can arrange for them to meet movie star Kirsten Dunst! On their website, the boys at the label, who host rising stars Astoria,...

Punk Rock Is Your Friend!

According to Kung Fu Records it is, anyway! Because that is the name of their new sampler, which will hit the streets in June. The CD will feature a whole host of your favourite Kung Fu bands, including unreleased tracks from Ozma, The Vandals, Antifreeze and Tsunami Bomb. The CD will also...

Tsunami Bomb sign to Kung Fu

Californian punks Tsunami Bomb have signed to Kung Fu Records. The label has released a statement telling us about their latest signings. It reads: "After much debate and gossip within the punk scene, Bay Area punk outfit Tsunami Bomb have signed with Kung Fu Records. "The four-piece group...

Friday 29 March 2002

Dog Toffee mini-tour

Manchester (UK) punkers Dog Toffee have announced a mini-tour of the UK, to promote their recently released 'Sacred Heat' full-lengther, and forthcoming single from the release, 'Speeding'. Catch up with them at: March 29 - Tunbridge Wells – Forum April 05 – Wolverhampton...

Lucky Leeds in for Thirteen treat

The people of Leeds are in for a treat on Monday when Lucky Thirteen and a veritable feast of other bands hit the city for what promises to be a cracking show. The guys in Lucky Thirteen emailed us to let you know what's going on. They said: "Just to let the the northen people among you know...

Thursday crack US chart

Thursday have become the first ever Victory Records band to break the US Billboard Top 200. Their 'Full Collapse' record sold nearly 8000 copies last week to put it at number 178 in the charts. UK fans should not worry though, as they will have the chance to give the band some chart action...

Mad Caddies for Decon!

Everyone's favourite ska-punk band, the Mad Caddies, have been added to the Deconstruction line-up. In a statement released on www.fatwreck.de it claims the band will play on all of the dates of the European tour. It is not yet known if the Caddies are a replacement for No Use For A Name or...

Thursday 28 March 2002

New Bassist for Park

A lot has been going down at park's website over the last couple of weeks. Critically acclaimed Park have announced that their bassist, Timmy Costello has left the band, due to the opening of his own recording studio. This hindered Costello from touring extensively with Park, and as a result the...

A CD for a good cause

A new beneficial charity CD is being released by silent records entitled 'food not bombs' is available at the following address:- http://www.interpunk.com/itemdetail2.cfm?Item=52203&fmt=0&cat=0&what=0&&searchfor=nuclear%20sat It features 17 unreleased tracks by well known punk bands,...

Dynamite in orbit!

Following the success of their EP, Dynamite Boy are now currently working on new material for their next full length disc. This song, entitled 'Satellite', is available from mp3.com and will almost certainly feature on the next recording. You'll find it following this...

Less Than Jake Blown Away

Don't have a heart attack, those reflective ska punks merely had their tourbus blown off the road by a strong wind, and some of the equipment got damaged. Still, it is slightly amusing, and they have pictures to prove it:- www.lessthanjake.com go and gawp at them, if you get your kicks from...

Junction 18 web madness and new EP

After what seems like an eternity, Junction 18 now have a brand new site for everyone to look at. Following the release of 'This Vicious Cycle' (ace album, check out the reviews section), the band are moving in the direction of a recording studio to work on their newest release. Here's what I found...

Sum 41 release DVD

Sum 41 have released their first-ever DVD entitled 'Introduction To Destruction'. It is now available to buy from your local record store. The DVD features live concert footage, photos, all the Sum 41 videos (with humourous commentary - allegedly) and some home video footage from the band. You...

Punktastic news goes interactive

From now on, all news items we post get a corresponding topic in our forums, where you can discuss, debate and bitch to the world about the stuff we write! At the bottom of each future news item, you'll see a link directing you to the right place - you don't need to register, just post whatever...

Drive Thru to host Euro tour!

Everyone's favourite pop-punk label Drive Thru Records are to bring their very own tour to Europe in early June. So far the news has been kept very much under wraps, but pop-punksters Allister seem to have let the cat out of the bag following a posting on their website www.allisterrock.com It...

Troubleshooter’s to release Ace new record

Tooth and Nail pop punkers Ace Troubleshooter are to release a new record in June. John from the band posted the following snippet of info on their website. "Alright cowboys and cowgirls, the new album is recorded and ready to go. Apparently, some people took me a little too seriously when I...

CapDown update

Seemingly one of your favourite UK bands, Capdown have been extra busy over the last couple of months, and those nice folks at Household Name wanted to share all their goings on with you. "CAPDOWN & ADEQUATE 7 headed out with cheeky chart botherers HUNDRED REASONS and DOUGLAS a few weeks ago....