Tuesday 31 December 2002

Today’s final thought

It's been a good year for Brighton skate punks Phinius Gage. Signed to Deck Cheese, a new album in the can and a spot of publicity too, things are definitely on the up. And with it being the season of goodwill and all, vocalist Ade decided to give all the Punktastic readers his own festive...

Monday 30 December 2002

Another reminder

Make a mental note, the Punktastic sponsored tour - The New Years Resolution Tour, featuring Lucky 7, Appease and Cars As Weapons. Jan 19 - Manchester Star and Garter Jan 20 - Leeds Josephs Well Jan 21 - Derby Vic Inn Jan 22 - Leicester Charlotte Jan 23 - Bristol Fleece and Firkin Jan...

I have an eyesore

UK label Eyesore Records is set to release a new compilation featuring US bands for the UK market. The label is putting out a compilation called 'What's Across The Pond?' early next year, and is hoping to include tracks from The Starting Line and The Early November. The label is also looking to...

Saturday 28 December 2002

Win, win, win!

It would seem some of you just don't want to win our competitions... we are giving away a whole host of Fletcher goodies, including VIP tickets to their Beatsteaks gigs in January. But nobody from the Brighton area has entered, so YOU could win! The rules have changed as I'm such a nice guy, just...

Not Katies say bo selecta!

It's been quite a good year for the guys in Not Katies, releasing an album to critical acclaim and grabbing numerous high profile support slots. But if you thought this year was a good 'un, just wait until next year... "It's been a great year for us, probably the high point was getting signed to...

No Big Deal line up three more dates

Leeds punks No Big Deal have three gigs lined up in the next couple of weeks, so check them out at the following venues: 4th Jan - Snooty Fox, Wakefield 6th Jan - Joseph's Well, Leeds 17th Jan - Royal Park Cellars, Leeds ...

Friday 27 December 2002

Dave leaves Allister

Pop-punkers Allister have lost their drummer Dave, who has quit the band for 'personal reasons'. However, the band have issued a statement saying they will not split and are looking for a replacement. Dave himself wrote on the Allister website: "So, anyway, I have decided to leave Allister for...

Just because I’m a sucker for this band

A Christmas message from Jesse Lacey of the awesome Brand New: "We wanted to take a second and sincerely thank all of you guys who have made this year so wonderful for us. The amount of love we've received since we started this band is almost unbearable. So thanks to you guys, the fans, for making...

NoComply go back to the future

NoComply are to release their first full length record in September, as well as take part in some 'interesting' tours, according to frontgal Kelly Kemp. Speaking to Punktastic, Kelly described 2002 as 'amazing' and hoped that 2003 would be even better. She said: "2002 was the most amazing year...

A robotic tour

And No One Knew They Were Robots are set to release a new EP and tour on the back of it in February. Dates confirmed so far are: 13th Sunderland - Ashbrooke Cricket Club 14th Leeds - Josephs Well 15th Kingston - The Peel 16th Southampton - King Alfreds 17th Norwich - Ferryboat 20th London...

Wednesday 25 December 2002

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at Punktastic!...

Howard’s Alias tour and new cd planned

Rising skacore stars Howard's Alias hope to release another album next year as well as lots of touring, including a tour with Mustard Plug. Dates confirmed so far are: JANUARY 2003 11th WORCESTER, CITY YOUTH HOUSE 16th LONDON UNDERWORLD tour w/Mustard Plug and Captain Everything. 17th HIGH...

Howard’s Alias tour and new cd planned

Rising skacore stars Howard's Alias hope to release another album next year as well as lots of touring, including a tour with Mustard Plug. Dates confirmed so far are: JANUARY 2003 11th WORCESTER, CITY YOUTH HOUSE 16th LONDON UNDERWORLD tour w/Mustard Plug and Captain Everything. 17th HIGH...

Get your t-shirts here

My Awesome Compilation finally have t-shirts available, and in a burst of Christmas spirit they are just £6, including P&P! All the details are up at www.myawesomecompilation.com...

Atom to get his package over here?

Atom and His Package could be headed for the UK next summer. I've been hearing whisperings that the electro-punk chap could be coming over for a bit now, and now a batch of German dates have been booked for May and June. Nothing confirmed for the UK yet, but we'll keep you posted....

Tuesday 24 December 2002

Glkastonbury in last chance saloon?

A fresh application to hold Glastonbury Festival next year has been submitted after a previous bid was rejected, a council confirmed today. Earlier this month the regulatory board of Mendip District Council refused a public entertainment licence for next year’s music event. A spokesman...

Park plan new record

Lobster Records band Park are planning to release a new full length album later next year. The band, who are in my eyes frickin amazing, played 100 shows during 2002, including support slots with Yellowcard and The Starting Line. But 2003 looks set to be even bigger, with a new album planned. ...

Route 215 get a new member

Remember the name Route 215 because next year these London boys are going to be ripping up a town near you. With two big tours already in the bag in the first 3 months of the year, plus a new record (which people in the know tell me sounds immense) 2003 is a big year for the 215 boys. So much so,...

I’m a doofus

The All New Adventures Of Us have their MP3.com page here www.mp3.com/tanaou and not at that other random address! If you don't download 'Kissing Chaos' your life will not be complete....

TANOU kiss chaos

I love this band, and you will too. The All New Adventures Of Us are back with a new line up and will be releasing a full length album on Brave Star Records early next year. It was scheduled for January, but has now been put back a couple of months, but I assure you it will be worth the wait. To...

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