Tuesday 24 December 2002

PM to release EP early nexy year

Stoke's Pornographic Monkey are to release a brand new EP early next year. Guitarist Mark Deaville told Punktastic that things start on January 9 with a gig at Leicester Charlotte, before they move into the studio on January 15 and 16. The EP will feature the tracks "Smother", "More Faces",...

Monday 23 December 2002

RIP Joe

Punk pioneer Joe Strummer of The Clash has died at the age of 50, it was announced today. The star - who was the band’s guitarist, singer and songwriter alongside Mick Jones - died yesterday. He had been touring with his most recent band The Mescaleros until last month, rounding off a tour...

It’s Christmas time…again

Just a reminder as we have two amazing competitions on the go. Win shedloads of Fletcher goodies, click here for all the info www.punktastic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=88248 The rules have changed slightly...now just name one of the lyrics and email me... Then there's a Lucky 7 comp as well, all...

My Dad Joe in video shocker!

Yep, they've sold their souls to the TV...well, P-Rock anyway. The boys are filming for a video for the music channels, which can only be good for them and the UK scene. Reviewing what to expect next year, the band told Punktastic: "We're hopefully gonna release an album for the summer and...

Mental note kids

The Punktastic Awards voting is over, finito, ended. I've had four sets of votes in the last two days... please send no more, they just get deleted. The results of the awards are here: www.punktastic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4325...

Good job!

Just a congrats to everyone involved with the Stars In Your Eyes charity all-dayer at Joes Well in Leeds yesterday. No idea how much UNICEF benefited, but the bar was rammed and all the bands were superb, especially Buzzkill as Green Day, And No one Knew They Were Robots as Nirvana (big thumbs up...

HiTechJet plan new record

HiTechJet are releasing a seven track mini album entitled "If you take anything" through In At The Deep Records in the New Year. The record is being produced by John Hannon and will be mixed by Paul Yeadon and Johnny Carter. The band are currently 75% of the way through recording it and hope it...

Sunday 22 December 2002

Definitely Mybe

Luckily, it's nothing to do with an incorrectly spelt Oasis record, it's your friends and mine, Mybe. The northern punk psychopaths will be heading out around the country in 2003 and Punktastic predicts this will be their year. Not only are they being touted by various record labels around the...

Saturday 21 December 2002

Win Fletcher!

Well not the band, but top gifts donated by them. Basically Lee from Fletcher wanted to thank us, and you lot, for all the support we've given the band this year by running an exclusive competition. The prizes are immense. FOUR people will win: Guestlist passes for you and a friend to meet the...

Another Direction to head into the studio

Leicester technical punks Another Direction hope to head into the studio early next year to record another EP. Guitarist Simon Poole told Punktastic that the band hoped 2003 would be as good a year as 2002. "We want to get back into the studio in the new year, hopefully around February/March...

Sugarcult are stuck in america

Sugarcult will coincide their UK tour by releasing a single and an album. 'Start Static' will be released in the UK at the end of March, but will be preceeded by the single 'Stuck In America' on March 10. The band tour in support of Reel Big Fish and The Starting Line in January and February, and...

Forum

We have a new forum! Deck Cheese's latest signings, Brighton skate punks Phinius Gage, have decided to take up home at Punktastic. Their new official band forum is hosted by us, and you can leave them festive messages by clicking www.punktastic.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=29 here...

Majors

Next year Capdown are to release a split CD with Hundred Reasons on Sony/Columbia Records. In light of recent speculation Household Name Records said of the band: "In light of the huge buzz on the band they are (naturally) looking at options for future releases/deals, but there are no plans at the...

Charlotte

You should all know by now that Metallica are headlining the Carling Weekend next year, but also allegedly confirmed to play are Good Charlotte and Bowling For Soup......

Remember

If you're going to the Lightyear Xmas bash in Derby tomorrow, don't. You won't get in. However, if you hop along on Sunday, the festivities will begin. Blame the venue, they double booked....

Friday 20 December 2002

Win Lucky 7 goodies!

Want to win some stuff? Then read on! Punktastic is co-sponsoring the January Lucky 7/Appease/Cars As Weapons tour and to celebrate we have a whole load of Lucky 7 goodies to give away, including stickers, posters and cds. Oh, and free tickets to the date of your choice on the tour. All you...

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

Straight from Sami, bassist of one of the UK's best bands, Jerry-Built: "'Short notice I know, we have been badly organised and drunk since we came off tour! Anyways, it's a gig at the Fighting Cocks, London Road, Kingston, THIS FRIDAY, the 20th of December!! Doors at 8 ish, pub as always open...

You Grebo

Grebo are set to play the Verge, in Kentish Town on December 30. Lost For Words and Locker Rocket are in tow. Doors are around 7.30pm....

Epitaph bands tour

Both the Nekromantix and Guttermouth are touring in the UK next year. The dates are: Nekromantix Thur 23rd January - Leicester - The Charlotte Fri 24th January - Sheffield - Corporation Sat 25th January - London - Underworld Guttermouth Sat 22nd February - London - The Garage (w/1208) Sun...

BFS re-release

Bowling For Soup are set to re-release 'The Bitch Song' as a single in the UK early next year. No details have yet been released as to why, or even when the single will hit the stores....

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