Wednesday 26 February 2003

We get some of the best competitions

Poindexter are nice young lads. But unfortunately they've found themselves nameless. Try as they might they cannot think of a name for their up-coming debut album and they want YOUR help! The band want you to name their new record, which is to be recorded in April. The winning entry will be...

It’s a solo eight of nine

The Ataris feature on the new Fearless Records compilation, 'Punk Goes Acoustic'. In my interview with Kris at the weekend he mentioned that the band had submitted a re-worked version of 'Eight Of Nine' which would feature on the record when it's released in April....

Where’s My Elvis?

Recently signed to Golf Records, sonic terrorists Tiny Elvis will be taking time out from recording their debut album 'We Are Not All Civilians' out early June, to play the following dates in March: Tue 4 - The Soundhouse, Colchester Fri 7 - Middlesborough,The Arena Sat 8 - Bath, The Porter...

Skirtbox rock

Skirtbox have the odd show lined up next month, so for some technical punk rock action check them out at: March 11th Norwich ferry boat with brittany prince 20th Minerva club Southend with hi tech jet and jerry built 27th Camden Verge 28th Hitchin Club 85 29th Harlow Square 31st Kingston...

Sugarcult DVD news

Sugarcult release their debut UK album 'Start Static' on these shores on Epitaph on March 24, and the first copies come with a free DVD making it essential buying. The single 'Stuck In America' will now be released on April 7. The band are now back in the States and will head into the studio to...

Alk3 get spooky

Alkaline Trio will release a DVD on Kung Fu Records on April 21st, entitled 'Live on Halloween'. The label will then re-release 'Maybe I'll Catch Fire' and 'Goddamnit' a week later....

What are they called again?

The band formerly known as American Nightmare tour very soon with Amulet from Norway and other bands as per below: 1-May Swindon - Furnace also with xcanaanx 2-May Leicester - Charlotte also with xcanaanx 3-May Sheffield - Corporation also with Sworn In 4-May Manchester -Roadhouse ...

Tuesday 25 February 2003

Which season’s next?

If you don't check out this band I'll send the boys round. The Next Autumn Soundtrack, from Grimsby - the single best set I saw in the whole of last year. Mind-blowing post-hardcore/emo - seriously, these guys own and if I have anything to do with it you'll be hearing more from them. Download...

Last night I had a dream…

Go to the Ataris shows last week? Read our views here and let us know if you agree. Or more likely disagree. It was eventful but it rocked. And the now infamous Kris Roe interview should be up by the weekend. It's very, very long but very, very interesting! Ataris - Manchester Academy review...

This looks a bit of all right

All Star Recordings are coming - as are new records from Fastlane, The Bombjacks and Route 215. Download samples here: www.allstar-recordings.com...

Warning, warning, warning

Y'know I posted about that gig at the Verge tomorrow night? Well, Nick from Short Warning says: "Basically, due to Ben of the Bombjacks being ill, Seattle's Brodie have replaced them. So the line up now is - Vanilla Pod, Brodie, Fireapple Red, Short Warning and Sniper Wolf." I'd get queueing...

FDK gigs-ahoy

Four Dumb Kids play music that isn't punk and it isn't ska. Maybe we should call it puka. Or would that make me Jamie Oliver? I digress...just check 'em out here: Weds 26th Feb - The Hitchers + Four Dumb Kids + The Atoms, Old Vic, Nottingham Sunday 2nd March - All-dayer at Satan's Hollow,...

Download rock and roll baby

Want an exclusive Ataris download? Well the band have covered The Ramones' 'Rock And Roll High School' and you can get it bly clicking HERE so do so without delay!...

APO get their cams out for the lads

Autopilot Off has a live webcam and chat up at their website while they record their full-length record. The guys stop in the chat room frequently throughout the day so check it out at www.autopilotoff.com ...

Battle in Northampton

Undereducated Music are pushing their first annual battle of the bands to take place on the first Saturday of May every year. This year it's May 3 at the Northampton Racehorse. There are 12 slots available and sign-up will take place ONLY at Undereducated's March gig on March 22 at the Racecourse. ...

TBFKA who?

The Band Formerly Known As American Nightmare are set to hit the UK! Check them out at: (supports to be announced later this week) 12 April Camber Sands - Kerrang weekender with Glassjaw 1-May Swindon - Furnace 2-May Leicester - Charlotte 3-May Sheffield - Corporation 4-May Manchester...

Monday 24 February 2003

A reminder

Live in London? Check this - Tomorrow night at the Verge, 7pm doors. Vanilla Pod, Bombjacks, Fireapple Red, Short Warning and Sniper Wolf. Be there or be somewhere else not as interesting....

No longer a Fateful Day

That Fateful Day, highly rated by us here at Punktastic, have split up. Gavin told Punktastic: "Owing to some rather complex personal issues between the band members, we've all decided to go our separate ways. We're all upset about breaking up something that meant a lot to all of us, but...

Request two videos that we like

I don't usually do this, but what the hey... two good vids on P-Rock that demand your attention. Vote for Uncle Brian's 'Postcards' video which is at number 3 and Sommerset's new video for 'Clutter' by dialling 09013 247 666 and request either 'Postcards' which is selection Number 505 or 'Clutter'...

The funniest/most embarrassing moment of the weekend…

...was not mucking up my interview with Kris Roe, but getting recognised by a young girl outside Manchester Academy! Kris walks past, I follow, and I'm asked if I'm Paul @ Punktastic by a girl waiting to meet him. Quite embarrasing and cue giggles from my girlfriend who found the episode quite...

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