Thursday 27 March 2003

I’m demented

Wonderland Dementation Dept. has now signed a new deal with the Scandinavian management & promotion company Bootleg Media Ltd. The band has also just completed work on a 5 track Industry Demo and will start shopping it around to a couple of interested record labels in the next coming weeks. 2...

Fearless update

Fearless Records have many, many good bands and all of them are up to stuff right now. Here's a taster of what to expect from some of them: Dynamite Boy is currently in the studio working on their fourth album to be released summer or fall 2003. The Lonely Kings will be heading to Europe with...

Take it back!

Submitted by Benito: "The Taking Back Sunday show at the London Garage on May 24 has now been changed to the Mean Fiddler, LA2."...

See hot LTJ action

To see some steamy Less Than Jake video action, simply click here. You won't be disappointed....

The show must go on

HomeGrown may have pulled out because of the war, but the Crossfire night on April 1 must still go on! Instead, for absolutely zilch, you can see the likes of The Unknown (US Pop Punk on Bosstuneage Records), Hot Action Cop (on Lava Records USA), K-Line (new EP Lessons Learned on Bosstuneage...

Release show

Submitted to us: "Essex emo punkers Silverskin release their debut ep on Pier Pressure Records at the Jurassic punk show on April 3 at the Minerva. The cd is £2 and the show is £5 to get into. Bands on the bill also include JESSE JAMES, Howards alias and $up. For more info visit...

Yarmouth rocks

Bit of a punk and ska haven this...in Great Yarmouth on Sunday April 13, the likes of Spunge, King Prawn, Whitmore, Spankboy, graveltrap, Southpaw, Kneehigh, Greebo, Poudhon, Lonely Grey Couch and the fantastically named Growling Fruitcake are set to rock out. Tickets are £10 and available...

Video killed the radio star

An edited-with-studio-recorded-sound 'live' video of Instruction performing 'Great', recorded at the two Camden Underworld shows they have done so far, is available at www.thirde.com by clicking here: Video...

Wednesday 26 March 2003

Allister rock

Drive Thru's ever improving pop-punkers Allister have confirmed they will be playing the Download Festival. The news was posted on their website at www.allisterrock.com...

Isn’t it a wonder?

Scandanavian post-hardcore crew Wonderland Dementation Dept. have given Punktastic two exclusive MP3s that were only mixed and completed last week! The band, who have also gone under the guise of Belltown and At The Moment, will release a couple more songs on an as-yet-untitled EP. In the...

wow..they’re all downloaded

Shedloads of Punktastic-approved bands are now playing at Download - confirmed today include: Funeral For A Friend, Hatebreed, From Autumn To Ashes, A, The Blood Brothers, Instruction and as we previosuly reported, both Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. Two more UK bands are still to be added to...

Skirtbox go live!

UK technical crew Skirtbox are to record a live album on March 31 at the Kingston Peel. For just £3 you can witness The Unknown, Skirtbox, Econoline and K-Line and be a part of musical history! For more info visit this link....

This years The Starting Line

Taken from the Fueled By Ramen mailout. Yes I am lazy, but these guys seriously do rock. "Fall Out Boy are busy busy little bees! Their debut FBR CD "Take This To Your Grave" will be out on May 6 and I’m telling you, this is a must-buy. It's amazing. I have heard it many times. And I...

Tuesday 25 March 2003

Check it out

Dislocate Promotions presents: Skirtbox, Sandface & Pogostick Driveby in London on March 27, with special guest One Small Hero. The four will rawk out at The Verge, Kentish Town and doors are 7.30pm. Oh, and it's just £3 in! ...

Vote!

There are just a few days left to vote in the XFM Unsigned competition and every vote counts! If you haven't already (and even if you have try and vote again) check out songs by Cars As Weapons and My Awesome Compilation and push them through to the finals. The winners receive a very nice record...

VGS cancel

The Voodoo Glow Skulls have cancelled their UK tour, postponing it until November because of the war. They join the likes of Something Corporate and Homegrown who have already cancelled shows. Cheers to Alan for the info....

A Fox $ups the sugars

29/03/03 - Snooty Fox, Wakefield, Milk2Sugars with No Big Deal, Artizan and $up. It promises to be a good one, so if you can get down there fun shall be had. If you live near the area and can hand out a few flyers, the M2S boys have created one just for you: Flyer....

Just to clear up a rumour

Last week Punktastic heard that Taking Back Sunday were to cancel their UK tour because of the war in Iraq. We got in touch with Victory Records who have set the record straight, and the band will come over. Their PR said: "As far as I know (it is always possible that it would change depending on...

This boy is good…

Not only does his Anti-Flag interview rock, but Ben has just this second scored an interview with Finch tonight. Watch out for that, and interviews with a shedload of other bands, coming your way soon....

Warning: Long Interview ahead…

Finally, my interview with the great Justin Sane of Anti-Flag is up! It is very, very long, but I assure you it is worth it to read what he had to say. Click here! Now!...

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