The news for Monday 22 December 2014

Bayside get festive on ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’

Bayside have surprised fans with a late entry into the festive pool. The band have recorded a version of 'Angels We Have Heard on High', apparently to help us get into the holiday spirit. ...

Thrice set to return in 2015

It's not much... but Thrice have posted a picture reading "Thrice 2015" on their Tumblr page. That's all we have at the moment. Thrice took an indefinite hiatus in June 2012 following the release of their most recent LP, 'Major/Minor'. Vocalist Dustin Kensrue hinted at their reformation...

Tickets going quick for AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour

AC/DC's  Rock or Bust World Tour kicks off for AC/DC in 2015, and you can check out all the dates below – they're playing Wembley on the 4th July.  There's a few different places where you can grab tickets, but looks like London might already be sold out. This follows their 'Rock or...

Faux unveil debut EP release details

Having played the packed Punktastic Holiday Party on Friday, Southampton based alternative-rockers Faux have now revealed full details of their debut EP release. 'Patterns' will be available via Close To Home Records (home of Walleater and Loosing Sleep amongst others) from the 19th January...

Rose Coloured Records release second Doorstep compilation

Surrey and Hampshire based DIY label and management company Rose Coloured have released their second Doorstep compilation. The 17 track record features bands who have worked with Rose Coloured over the past year, including twothirtytwo, The Cottonettes and Miss Vincent. All profits from...

We Left Them For Dead release ‘Dogs’ video

Leicester based punks We Left Them For Dead have released their new video for 'Dogs'. The track is taken from their yet to be released debut EP. The hardcore inspired punk sound has seen the band join the likes of Code Orange, Bastions and Trash Talk on stage, as well as more melodic acts...

Avenues give back catalogue away for free

Milwaukee based punks Avenues are giving their entire back-catalogue away for free via BandCamp to celebrate the festive season. The material includes recent single 'Messin' Around', as well as the fittingly festive 'Punk Rock Christmas'. PUNK ROCK CHRISTMAS by Avenues...

Blacklist Royals release festive single

Folk punks Blacklist Royals have released their own festive track. In typical non-traditional style, the band offer their own take on Christmas on 'Convicts and Choirs'. The track, available for free, features Samantha Harlow. We spoke to Blacklist Royals back at Reading Festival this...

NOFX and Alkaline Trio announce UK dates

As the year draws to a close, NOFX and Alkaline Trio have made one of the most exciting tour announcements of recent times. The bands will be touring the UK in June and July 2015, playing four dates across England. The "very special guests" as the poster states are yet to be...

Takedown Fest add Moose Blood, The Hell and more

Takedown Festival organisers have been busy over the pre-Christmas weekend. Not only did they confirm Fearless Vampire Killers as headliners of The Obsidian Stage, featuring Fort Hope, Dead, Colt 45, Ashestoangels, Ugly Love, City of Ashes and Miss Vincent - they have also confirmed a...

Sunday 21 December 2014

End of Year List Day Nineteen: The Holy Mess

Throughout December we at PT:HQ are bringing you end of year lists from bands, labels and promoters. We'll have a new one for you everyday so keep your eyes peeled for them! See all the lists here. The Holy Mess   It goes without saying that "Comfort In The Discord" was easily,...

Saturday 20 December 2014

No Sleep Records release free Christmas Compilation

No Sleep Records have released their annual 5-track Christmas compilation for free download. It features original and festive cover songs by Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Daisyhead, and more. You can see the track listing below, as well as stream and download the EP using the player below. 01...

Oxygen Thief to tour with Strange Planes in February

Bristol based singer-songwriter Oxygen Thief will be touring with Strange Planes - ex-The Misnomer / The Atom Gang - in February. The short string of dates will take in four towns and cities across the south of England and Wales. FEBRUARY 2015 06 LONDON Montague Arms 07 CARDIFF Moon...

Festivile 2015 announce initial line up

Sheffiled based Festivile have announced details of the initial line up for their 2015 event. The one day event have confirmed that Feed The Rhino will be on the bill, as well as Astroid Boys, and a rare appearance from Kent post-metal band Bossk. The event will take place May 2nd at the...

Cancer Bats and Kylesa set for Black Sabbath tribute LP

Cleopatra Records are to release a tribute to rock legends Black Sabbath in the new year. The LP will feature tracks by Cancer Bats, Kylesa, Pentagram, and more. The release date for the LP is yet to be confirmed but you can see the track listing below as well as Cancer Bats take on 'Into The...

Less Than Jake announce ‘American Idle’ 7″

Less Than Jake have announced they will release their new 7" 'American Idle' in the new year. The A-side will be a new track 'Late Night Petroleum' which recorded during the sessions for their 2013 album 'See The Light', and on the B-side will be the track 'American Idle' from the...

La Dispute Premiere Video for ‘Woman (Reading)’

Photo Credit: Jon Stars La Dispute have released the video for their track 'Woman (Reading)' from the 2014 full length 'Rooms Of The House' via NPR. Watch the video below and check out their US tour dates with The Hotelier and Title Fight here. http://ladisputemusic.com ...

Teenage Rehab Release Video for ‘Rewind’

Kentucky skate-punks Teenage Rehab have released their video for 'Rewind' on Youtube, from their latest EP 'Break Yourself'. FFO: Skating, The 90's, lots of "woah's". The EP is available on Interpunk, Spotify and Bandcamp. Facebook  ...

Stream Reel Big Fish’s Holiday EP Now!

Just when you thought that all the possible ska-based puns had been exhausted, Reel Big Fish went and streamed their 'Happy Skalidays' holiday EP on Youtube. This is an internet-only release, mind. Check out their US tour dates with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero here. Thank you Ska-nta Claus...

Friday 19 December 2014

Mineral, The Hotelier, Good Riddance and more added to Groezrock 2015

Groezrock is shaping up to be pretty damn excellent eh? The Festival has just announced a whole bunch of new bands to feast over. Joining the likes of Social Distortion and Refused will be: Masked Intruder Ceremony Beach Slang The Hotelier Mineral The Early...

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