Friday 26 July 2002

Kung Fu to chop up the UK in 2003

Punktastic can reveal that plans are afoot to bring a number of Kung Fu Records bands over to the UK for a tour in early 2003. The Vandals will headline the event, which will also see Audio Karate, Tsunami Bomb and Useless ID hit these shores. Other Kung Fu bands may also participate. The...

Alkaline Trio to go for Blink producer?

Top US punk site Absolute Punk have stated that the Alkaline Trio could be considering Jerry Finn as a producer for their upcoming new album. Although nothing has been confirmed, the band have been quoted as saying they are to work with a "producer that Blink 182 worked with" for their new...

The Starting Line slow down

If, like me, you are still waiting for your special limited edition of the new The Starting Line record from Drive Thru Records, you may be interested in this snippet of info... "We're going through a lot of effort to make your copy really special by giving you a limited edition booklet...

HHN extra show in Somerset!

Straight from Lil at Household Name Records: "After the disappointment of losing the show in Yeovil we are delighted to say that Alan from KENISIA has managed to hook up a replacement show for the same day at : THE ROCK GARDEN, St Mary's Street, Bridgewater, Somerset. Over 16's / Doors...

[spunge] get Concrete

UK ska punks [spunge] have been added to the Concrete Jungle stage at the Reading and Leeds fetsivals in August. The band will hit the stage at around 5pm on both days....

Thursday 25 July 2002

Get a taste of Divit today

Divit, the punk rock upstarts on Dexter Holland's Nitro Records imprint, have an mp3 from their new record ready for download on the Nitro Records website. The new album, entitled Broadcaster, will be released on September 17th and to celebrate, Nitro Records will be releasing a new mp3 every...

Fugazi confirm re-scheduled UK dates

Post Hardcore legends Fugazi have confirmed they will be returning to the UK to make up for their cancelled tour earlier in the year. All previous tickets for the gigs are valid and Ian Mackaye and friends will be visiting the following venues: 20/10 - Brighton Corn Exchange 21/10 - Exeter...

Now that’s what I call music!

Is this the greatest idea ever? Those cool cats at 20 Deck Records are currently putting together the first of many free internet only cd's entitled, 'Rock Star Paradigms.' The cd, that can only be obtained by downloading it from the 20 Deck website, will feature the likes of Route 215, Brodie,...

[spunge] get their ‘Roots’ done

The new [spunge] single is out on August 12, but if you literally cannot wait that long we have the song, and the video, right here for you. Roots (Audio) Real Player - 56K http://www.wmuk-newmedia.co.uk/spunge/roots.ram Window Media Player –...

Weezer go audio crazy

Rivers Cuomo and co are at it again, this time they have posted 14 (count 'em) demos of songs that are expected to appear on Weezer album number 5! Is that a bit good or what? Anyway, word has it that these tracks won't be up for long, so get on over to the official Weezer site and download...

Wednesday 24 July 2002

Leeds Fest goes ahead!

The Leeds Festival will go ahead at the Temple Newsam site after magistrates in Leeds decided just hours ago to give the festival the green light. In an apparent change of heart, Leeds City Council came to this morning's appeal and unsurprisingly changed their minds, to the dismay of many local...

RBF cheer up the UK (well, some of it)

Loveable skanksters Reel Big Fish have announced three dates for a September UK tour - and once again they ignore the north. Aaron and co will play at: Sep 5 Brighton Concorde II Sep 6 Oxford Zodiac Sep 7 London Mean Fiddler Nice to see you've forgotten about us folk north of Oxford again...

Bill of the year anyone?

In what has to be the gig of the year so far, Hot Rod Circuit have been added to the Saves The Day, Dashboard Confessional and Face To Face show on August 26. The Electric Ballroom in Camden is the lucky venue, and if it hasn't sold out already, it will do very soon......

Cap Down with that thing!

Household Name's rising starlets CapDown have added a couple of extra dates to their already bustling tour schedule. The band will play at the following venues: Aug 14 Scunthorpe Baths Hall Aug 15 Cleethorpes Winter Gardens Aug 17 Blackburn King George's Hall...

Let’s go Bowling for some October Soup

Bowling For Soup look set to return to the UK for their very first major headlining tour in October to celebrate the release of their forthcoming new album. Punktastic believes the dates are as follows: Birmingham Academy October 10 Manchester Hop And Grape 11 Glasgow Cathouse 12 Nottingham...

46 Itchy get scratchy on debut UK tour

Here's a little red-hot news about another up and coming UK ska/punk band - this time Sunderland's 46 Itchy. They are heading out on their UK tour and want you to check them out, so head on down to the following shows... Tuesday 23rd July The Black Swan/Newcastle w/Billy Got Fired,...

Phinius Gage out on tour

Brighton skate punks Phinius Gage are to head out on tour tomorrow night as they bring their punk rock mayhem to various southern venues. The dates for your diaries are: Wed 24th July - Pontypridd Victoria Club Thu 25 July - Torquay Hideaway (** Chemical Reaction only**) Fri 26th July -...

[spunge] get smokey

Those crazy cats in [spunge] know how to chill out, they really do! Oh how they crack me up... Taken from their latest newsletter: "Before we tell you some more news about the band, here's one little anecdote from our shows with Green Day. "After both bands had played at T-In The Park in...

Free stuff x 3!

We don't do things by half here at Punktastic, oh no... with our current competition coming to an end, and to celebrate our brand new facelift, we put together not one but three new competitions for you lucky, lucky people to enter! If you're looking for t-shirts and limited edition CDs from the...

Tuesday 23 July 2002

Snuff set to go Golfing

Veteran UK punks Snuff, who many of you may have witnessed playing their very own brand of punk rock nonsense at the Distortion festival on saturday, have signed to Golf Records. A new album, entitled 'Disposable Income', is set for release on October 21st, and here's hoping it's a return to...

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