Monday 31 March 2003

Rockage

Four Dumb Kids, that band that come from somewhere in between Sheffield and Rotherham and live in Nottingham (kinda), hit the streets for lots of gigs in the not to distant future. Catch their brand of rockage at: Wednesday 2nd April, Charter Arms, Rotherham, with Two Sizes 2 Small & Exit 4.2...

How to make friends and influence people

If you carefully check page 13 of the April issue of Big Cheese magazine, you will see that the mag has branded the Punktastic approved The Next Autumn Soundtrack and Products of the Fall as "ones to watch in 2003." Seems like someone has been paying close attention to this here site......

Help, I need somebody

We're going a bit bonkers here with interviews - in recent weeks we've brought you reads with The Ataris, Capdown and Anti Flag and we have even more to come! Ben has, or is about to, speak with Finch, the Mad Caddies and 4ft Fingers, Ross with the Lawrence Arms and Avail to name but two, and I...

Cheap music

Eyesore Records have reduced their compilation CD 'WHAT'S ACROSS THE POND? - Volume 1' showcasing 20 USA bands, from £7 online to just £5. It's available from their online store at www.eyesorerecords.co.uk/main/store.html...

Full marks for sheer persistance

Just because they've asked several times for me to do this, everyone go and check out CleanBreak at www.cleanbreak.tk. The band are in the top 10 of the UK MP3.com ska charts and are quite promising young pups, so download and leave your thoughts in the forum. Please note, I'm not usually this...

Where’s my Elvis?

UK terror punkers Tiny Elvis have finally succumb to the lures of stardom and signed to the corporate bitch that is Golf Records (That's Liam TE's words not mine..) The band are in the studio recording their debut album entitled 'We Are Not All Civilians' which will be thrown out on Golf Records...

Where’s my Elvis?

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Shout the loudest

The winner of the Punktastic Shouting Myke comp was Samantha Frame. She walks away with a cd and limited edition badge! Congrats to her....

Skyboys rock!

Submitted: "The record release show for the compilation 'Skyboys vs Highscalers' is tomorrow at the Arts Centre in Norwich, and features Shuriken, Odd Man Out and Sula. The CD is out April 1 and features these three bands plus a bunch of new American artists like Lucky 7, Don't Look Down, Agent...

Saturday 29 March 2003

Gatsby’s MP3s

Gatsby's American Dream have posted two unreleased songs from their upcoming album 'Ribbons and Sugar' on their mp3 site. 'Epilogue' and ' Recondition, reprogram, reactive' are the finished cuts and can be found here....

Go Mo!

Save Ferris split last year, but now Monique Powell has decided to go it alone! In a long post at http://saveferris.moniquepowell.com/, Mo explained that she has a new band, under her own name, and will be playing Save Ferris classics. The whole thing can be read at the above link, but here is a...

The ataris reply

According to a post on the Ataris message board, Kris Roe's dad Bill has stated the next Ataris single will be 'My Reply'. Before that the UK will see 'In This Diary' released as a single....

Friday 28 March 2003

Pinky and perky

Northamptonshire pop-punkers Team Pink are considering three new names for the band. They've already narrowed it down to Strawberry Kiss, Falling From Stars and 40 Wanks, so I'm sure if you clicked 'discuss this item' and stated which you think is best it would be appreciated. While all that is...

A little from Column A ….

Just a little item to say my first column is up in the ... wait for it ... columns section of the website! Hurrah! I just thought I'd post a news item so that the past 20 minutes of typing haven't been wasted and my column simply gets buried with everyone elses in the navigation bar of hell (To...

Toy suck

Post-hardcore crew Toy (who incidentally rock my socks) have redesigned their website. From this here site you can download MP3s, something I recommend you do. Oh, and a tour is being arranged for June and dates will be announced on Punktastic as soon as the i's are dotted and the t's...

Boy on fire!

Cheers to Ian, here are the Boy Sets Fire UK tour dates. No official word on support yet, but there are whispers about Thrice. Let me repeat, no official word yet. 3rd June-Brighton concorde 2 17th June-Nottingham Rock City 18th June-London Astoria 20th June Manchester Academy 3...

Changes

One Way System have pulled out of their show at the Camden Underworld on April 20, but The Vibrators will now replace them. The Foamers and Sick On The Bus are also on the bill. Tickets are £7.50 adv from the venue....

Fat Wreck Chords Interview Extravaganza! Ask Avail anything!

That's right, we've got more interviews than you've had hot dinners coming up. Now that i'm armed with my new dictaphone (Apologies to the Beatsteaks and the Lawrence Arms for my old one chewing up the interview tapes) i'm going on interview overload. I will post 3 seperate news items for the...

Bring me the poison

Thanks to Si, this comes straight from the official Poison The Well website: "Yeah, so our new record is called "You Come Before You" and it will be released on Tuesday, JULY 1st! We are currently mixing the last few songs and will be entering the mastering phase very shortly. The record will...

Thursday 27 March 2003

I wanna riot!

The Leeds-based Silent Riot are looking for a new singer. The band are influenced by AFI, The Nerve Agents, Ignite and The Distillers and prospective candidates must be able to practice at Sponge Studios in Leeds. If you think you fit the bill you can check out the bands website at...

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