Monday 30 September 2002

98 Mute split…

98 Mute are no longer in existence. The band have followed the recent example of Fenix TX and parted ways. You can read the bands obituary here: http://www.98mute.com/crazymain.html...

Sunday 29 September 2002

Yuletide Golfing!

The mighty Golf Records are having a Christmas party and you are all invited! Entitled 'More Turkeys For Christmas', it will feature the rather fantastic Snuff, Jesse James, 4ft Fingers, Consumed, Gash and Mr Zippy. The gig will be held on thursday the 19th of December, and will take place at...

Less Than Jake announce new record plans.

From www.lessthanjake.com: "In a few weeks we'll be going into the studio to record our new record, for those of you who caught us over the last few tours got to some of the new songs like, 'Plastic cup politics', 'Upwards war and the down-turned cycle', 'short fuse burning', 'ghosts of you and...

Phinius Gage studio diary

Day 3, from guitarist Pie's point of view: "Iain arrived cheerily as we cricked our necks and rubbed our eyes for what was to be the last day of actual recording time. The morning was used for Matt's backing vocals and the remainder of Ade's lead vocals in the 6 tracks recorded so far. This left...

Saturday 28 September 2002

Adequate Seven in the studio

Adequate Seven are in the studio right now beginning their debut album 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' which is being recorded by John Hannon at Mushroom Studios in Essex. It should be released towards the end of 2002 on Household Name Records....

20 Deck get in the Fastlane

Sean at 20 Deck Records emailed Punktastic to let us know all about their new signing. He said: "We've just signed surrey-based emo/skate/pop punks, Fastlane. Check out www.mp3.com/litp for some of their older recordings. They have finished recording tracks for their new EP entitled, "She Loves...

Listen to a very bad astronaut

Also from Fat Wreck HQ: "Honest Don's to release Bad Astronaut full length on October 15! For those of you living in deep space or a parallel universe, Bad Astronaut is Joey Cape's side project that features members of Lagwagon and Sugarcult. It's a rockin' good time and personal fave of Fatty's,...

See The Lawrence Arms vid!

From www.fatwreck.com: "See a brand new video from The Lawrence Arms! Chicago's smelliest threesome (one night on your living room floor is all the proof you'll need) in their first ever "music video". This video is a real crack-up, and it shows what really happens when you work on the set of a...

Phinius Gage studio diary – Day 2

Day 2, curteousy of guitarist Pie: "To make the most of the day, we ensured that everything was set up and ready to go by the time Iain rolled up at 9:30am, which impressed him slightly. We recorded the two tunes that were giving us trouble the day before, including a new one 'The Fire's Burning'...

No Comply play Cleethorpes!

Skacore band No Comply will grace the Cleethorpes Winter Gardens on Thursday, October 17. Local band Unlucky Fried Kitten will support....

IATDE radio?

A couple of the In At The Deep End Records acts are causing a stir on the UK airwaves. Both The Killerest Expression, with 'Love Eye', and Send More Paramedics, with 'Hordes', are on Total Rock's A-list playlist. This means they have to be played at least once every three hours! ...

Friday 27 September 2002

Over The Moon!

We promised you some awesome Spankboy news and here it is! Firstly, Punktastic is proud to announce Spankboy's signing to Moonska Europe Records. Obviously this is a massive step forward for the ska crew, and this is followed up by the news that they will be supporting [spunge] and Farse on...

Finch announce UK tour!

On the verge of greatness, Nate Barcalow and the rest of Finch will be back on these shores this winter for their first full headlining tour, to promote the release of the 'Letters To You' single. The dates are: Nov 30 Brighton Concorde 2 Dec 1 Leeds Cockpit Dec 2 Glasgow King Tut's Dec 4...

Jerry-Built update!

Just as I typed the other news item, Sami and Andy from Jerry-Built phoned me to let me know that the release date of their mini-album 'Upstarts' has been delayed due to a "fuck up at the printers." The record will now be released on Firefly Recordings at the end of October. However, a small...

20 Deck take it to the core

Sean at 20 Deck Records is launching the biggest ever UK compilation cd. Here is what he told Punktastic: "To The Core" is the name of our next compilation and it's set to be one of the biggest UK punk comps of recent times. This double-CD UK-only compilation will showcase an expected 50-60 UK...

Jerry-Built throw a party!

Jerry-Built are to throw a special mini album launch party for their new record 'Upstarts' tomorrow, Friday September 27, at the Fighting Cocks, Kingston. Copies of the record will be on sale and the band will also be playing live. Doors are 8pm and entry is free!...

Phinius Gage studio diary day 1

Phinius Gage have just completed the recording of their first full-length album, and it bloody rocks! Faster and more furious than a Vin Diesel movie, this is a record that everyone should get into. But while you wait for it to get an official release, Pie, PG's guitarist, will relay all the...

Zip up for new record

UK skate punk band Mr.Zippy will be entering the studio next month to record their second full-length album for Golf titled 'Ambition Is Critical' due for release early 2003. The band are also looking for shows from November this year and street teams - if anyone can help please e-mail...

Allister new MP3

From the Drive Thru Records mailing list: "We just uploaded another new mp3 to Allister's page on mp3.com. The song is called ''Somewhere On Fullerton,'' and many of you heard a demo version of the song on Drive-Thru's ''Welcome To The Family'' compilation a few months ago. Well, this is the...

Thursday 26 September 2002

Appease dates

Appease have been confirmed as support for Strung Out for three dates of the Fat Wreck outfits UK tour. Apease will be showcasing material from their new EP which is out in January. Catch the band supporting Strung Out on the following dates: NOVEMBER 2ND @ NEWPORT TJ's NOVEMBER 3RD @...