Sunday 30 June 2002

Have Finch gone major?

Mystery surrounds one of my favourite bands, Finch, who it is believed have been signed to MCA Records. The fivesome, who managed to debut in the Billboard top 200 in America following the release of 'What It Is To Burn' (the first time a Drive Thru band has done that), are now listed on the MCA...

Bosstones for October UK tour

Fresh from their stint on the European Deconstruction Tour, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will return to the UK in October, with Snuff and the Beatsteaks in tow. Punktastic can reveal that so far one date has been confirmed for Nottingham Rock City on October 5, although it is believed that a full...

Tsunami Bomb post two MP3′s

Kung Fu Records' latest signings Tsunami Bomb have completed two songs for their upcoming new record, and they've both been posted up on the internet for your listening pleasure. 'Take The Reins' and 'Say It If You Mean It' have both been recorded for the Bomb's new cd, expected to be entitled...

Jesse James and Shootin Goon for London gig

Jesse James and our friends in Shootin Goon are to play a special one-off show at the Camden Underworld in London on July 6. Also playing are Muttly's Dastardly Skam , No Comply and Fellthru. Doors are at 6pm, first band on at 6.45, so get down there and support some great bands!...

The Spite Of Life!

Our good friends at Bombed Out have informed Punktastic that the 5th Annual Out Of Spite festival will take place on the first weekend of August, in Leeds at Joseph's Well on Chorley Lane. The line up is as follows... FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND Consumed Dugong The Sex...

Friday 28 June 2002

Distillers on MTV?

Yes, it's true! MTV in America have decided that they are going to feature Brody and the gang in a special video 'You Hear It First' piece. It's unlikely that we'll get MTV in the UK showing the vid, so those dandy people at Epitaph records have made it available to download...

Are you having a Holiday on us?

Last month we ran a kickass competition giving away four pairs of tickets to the Holidays In The Sun festival in July, and the winners have been announced... The Punktastic computer was inundated with entries, and the winners are... Aamir Chishtie Will Bryson Simon Benham Anu Sonecha Joe...

Thursday 27 June 2002

BFS – album sleeve here!

With their new video already one of the most talked about this year, we thought we'd post the artwork for the new Bowling For Soup album, due out later this year. 'Drunk Enough to Dance' has 15 tracks including 'Emily', 'Greatest Day', 'Out The Window', 'Self-Centered and 'The Hard Way.' It...

Get some Know How!

Gainesville ska-punks The Know How are currently out on tour in the US, and they want you to help them party! The young Florida troupe are currently skanking the States up a treat, getting rave reviews from across the Land of the Free. And they will even be showing up at a couple of Warped...

Phinius Gage tour and new EP planned

Brighton skate punkers Phinius Gage are set to head out on tour at the end of next week, and have told Punktastic all about their plans to record a new EP. The tour kicks off on June 28 in Hastings and will feature shows all across the southern half of the UK. And in addition to that the band...

Wednesday 26 June 2002

Jerry Built – new record and tour on the way!

London upstarts Jerry Built are looking set to be one of the next big things on the UK scene, and are currently putting the finishing touches to their mini album. The quartet, signed to Firefly Records, home to the likes of Scuttle and Travis Cut, will also be heading out on a major UK tour...

Spankboy – an update!

Your next favourite Ska band have sent an update about their current situation... All Wolverhampton-based punkers, get down to the National Battle Of The Bands! The guys are in the quarter finals and need some support in order to show the judges just what skanking really is! Its on the 7th July,...

Tuesday 25 June 2002

Ataris say ‘So Long Historia!’

The Ataris have announced that their long awaited new record is to be called 'So Long Historia'. Frontman Kris Roe told fansite www.theataris.com that the record, their first for Columbia Records, will be released in 2003. This new information contradicts earlier rumours which suggested the...

The Ramones – read all about it!

Just today an argument kicked off in our forums about who were the godfathers of punk rock. MC5? The Stooges? Iggy Pop? Sex Pistols? Blink 182? Ok, maybe not the last one... Well in my opinion the band that kicked off what we have today is The Ramones. And with the sad deaths of both Joey...

Monday 24 June 2002

NFG get to 10!

I'm sure it will only add to their sell-out accusations, but Coral Springs pop punkers New Found Glory charted at number 10 in the UK album charts. I'm pretty sure the sales of 'Sticks and Stones' in the UK will have even surprised the band, making this record their most succesful yet. In...

Brand new competition from The Used

We get all excited when we get new stuff to give away (hey we're just nice like that), so we can convey with great pleasure that we've got 5 copies of The Used's eponymous album, which is released tomorrow (Monday 25th), and 5 tees to go with it for our latest competition. To enter for free,...

Sunday 23 June 2002

Have an American Nightmare in the UK

Rising hardcore stars American Nightmare have rescheduled and changed a couple of dates on their forthcoming UK tour. The band will now play at the following dates, not any others that are floating about the internet... 26 July ­ Sheffield Corporation w/ako 27 July ­ London The...

Saturday 22 June 2002

Weezer go muppet crazy!

Rivers and Kermit the frog... an unlikely pairing, but amazingly this picture is not a hoax! Weezer met the 'cast' of The Muppets last week as they filmed their new video for the single 'Keep Fishin', taken from the fantastic 'Maladroit' record. To see more pictures from the shoot, and for...

Ozma Star injured in car crash

Ozma keyboad/flute player Star Wick has been injured in a car crash, following an accident on Tuesday evening. The band's drummer Pat Edwards posted the following message on Ozma's web site: Greetings from Boise, Idaho. While we are very excited to be here making new friends and are looking...

MxPx make a mistake

The brand new MxPx video is now available for everyone to download. The track 'My Mistake' from their best of collection 'Ten Years And Running' is available by clicking here: www.toothandnail.com/downloads/mxpx/ ...

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