Friday 21 June 2002

The Vandals are Internet Dating Superstuds!

The Vandals are set to release a new record this year, and as usual it has a rather bizarre name... Punktastic can reveal that the title of the new cd will be 'Internet Dating Superstuds' and it will be released in the UK on September 17 on Kung Fu Records. On top of that, the band have...

Take a step in the past…

As you may have noticed, here at Punktastic we tend to focus very much in the now, not really delving into the past to look at too many classic albums. So we thought we'd let you know about another punk site who do exactly that... Our friends over at the US site www.pastepunk.com have started...

Coming soon…

Coming very soon to a punk news site near you... two brand new competitions that are going to rock your socks off! Firstly, to celebrate the release of The Used's new record which is released next week, those fine peeps at Warner Bros are going to hook you up with 5 t-shirts and 5 copies of the...

Get your punk-o-rama e-card

The brand new Epitaph sampler is set for release on Tuesday, and to celebrate the label have made a special e-card, which is available by clicking here: http://www.epitaph.com/?ecard=punkorama7 ...

H2O plan new record

H20 are planning to release a new record sometime next year, according to bassist Adam Blake. In a post on the band's Yahoo club mailing list, the four-stringer told fans that the band are to take a little bit of time out before putting their finishing touches to a new album, hoped to be ready...

Bowling For Soup are top of the pops!

Those crazy-assed Texan punks Bowling For Soup have hijacked the Kerrang TV charts by jumping straight in at number 1! Their Staind and Limp Bizkit parody has sensationally jumped to the top - and I think that's pretty damn sweet. But let's not end things there! Now Radio 1 and MTV are...

Thursday 20 June 2002

And then there were eight…

The Busdrivers would like to officially introduce a few new members! After they were faced with the dilemna of losing two of their members, the Gainesville ska band were forced to try and track down a new singer/guitarist and bassist to fill the void. And fans of the band will be delighted...

Audiogalaxy gets shut down!

In a body blow to music lovers everywhere, file sharing giant Audiogalaxy has been shut down by the US body the RIAA. AG mysteriously stopped working on Monday evening, but it has now become clear that the MP3 software - the most popular file-sharing tool on the net - had been asked to cease...

Wednesday 19 June 2002

Is the Leeds Festival off?

The Leeds Festival could be postponed after council chiefs refused the festival permission to be granted an entertainments licence. Although Mean Fiddler will now appeal against the decision, as things stand the show will certainly not go on... Radio 1 report: "Mean Fiddler, the festival...

Tuesday 18 June 2002

The Used get ready to release record

Pop-hardcore crew The Used are to release their new self-titled record on June 25. And if you head on over to http://theused.net you will be able to download mp3s for 'Box Full of Sharp Objects” and 'Maybe Memories”' from the new record. Not only that but you can check out the video...

thisGIRL get made up!

Rising UK stars thisGIRL have been all over the shop recently, gracing all the mainstream magazines, but it's great to see these top Rotherham lads still have time for us smaller fish... Drummer Ryan Jenkinson emailed Punktastic to let us know how they've been coping since they've, ahem, got...

Milk2Sugars make Top 100…

It's with a proud tear in our eye that we learn of a fantastic success by one of our fledgling hosted bands - those crazy Wakefield skasters have defied all expectations by breaking into the mp3.com Ska Top 100, at the princely position of 92nd. Top notch fellas! Check out the entire chart at...

Monday 17 June 2002

Spanking Good Newcomers!

Introducing Spankboy, Punktastic's tip for greatness! You might not have heard of them yet, but rest assured they WILL soon be absorbed into the national punk consciousness. The UK Ska outift from The Wylye Valley are touring in a venue near you in the upcoming months, and are also touring with...

Sunday 16 June 2002

Live Well with Midtown

Those fantastically nice peeps over in the Midtown camp have given us not one but three competition packs to give away to you lucky, lucky people, comprising of a signed poster and copy of their latest release "Living Welll Is The Best Revenge", which we liked so much when we heard it we gave it 4...

Milk2Sugars in mp3.com shocker!

OK, that was a little too tabloidy, but hey, at least you all looked at the story! For all those that haven't yet heard those crazy-assed Wakefield ska-punks Milk2Sugars (shame on you!), now you have absolutely no excuses as the band have hijacked the infamous MP3.com site. If you visit...

Bosstones jackknife a swan

Ska sensations The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, fresh from their Deconstruction Tour appearance, are to release a new record on July 9. 'A Jackknife To A Swan' will not, however, get an official UK release until later in the year. The tracklisting for the record, released on Side One Dummy, is as...

Saturday 15 June 2002

Jesse James cancel AGAIN!

Southern ska hopefuls Jesse James have been forced to pull out of another show, their fifth cancellation this month. The band state that because of recording commitments, they have had to postpone the show in Leicester on July 17, although they claim they will reschedule as soon as...

Brodie sign to 20 Deck Records!

US pop-punkers Brodie have signed to UK label 20 Deck Records. The band, particular favourites of mine, will release a brand spanking new EP in July for release in the UK, and there is even talk about the band coming over here to tour. Sean from 20 Deck told Punktastic all about the new...

Join the Official Punktastic band!

That's right, we are forming the official Punktastic band. Well, just about anyway. The plan is to record an E.P in a studio in Leeds over the summer and sell it to as many unsuspecting punk lovers as possible. To keep it 'punk' everything will be completed over two days. Composition of the songs,...

Shoot your Ace Troubles

Pop-punkers Ace Troubleshooter are getting geared up to release their new album by redesigning their official website. If you now log on to www.acetroubleshooter.com you will see that the band have completely reworked their page, bringing it into line for the release of 'The Madness Of The...

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