Introducing: Rapids

  Chicago has always had a killer music scene: the windy city has been a vital source of inspiration for countless bands. If an example was ever needed to elucidate the point, one can be found in the early 2000s, when a scrappy punk band were gaining a riotous local following. The band, Fall Out […]

INTERVIEW: REAL FRIENDS [JULY 2014]

Chicago’s pop punk upstarts Real Friends have put out – count ‘em – five EPs since 2011, but having signed with Fearless Records, they are finally about to drop their debut full length, Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing on July 22. Having won themselves some UK fans with their support […]

Introducing: F.O.E.S

Liverpool four-piece F.O.E.S (Fall Of Every Sparrow) have just been announced as main support to Press To Meco on their UK tour next month. This is just one of many good things that is about to happen to the band, who have garnered an impressive amount of hype since forming last year. They’ve already got […]

Interview: Flood Of Red [July 2014]

Scottish rockers Flood Of Red recently released their second album, ‘Throw’. We had a quick chat with drummer Graham Griffith about the new record and their plans for the rest of 2014. You’ve just released your second album, ‘Throw’. How would you describe it to someone who hasn’t heard it yet? ‘Throw’ is an honest […]

Interview: Verses [July 2014]

Brighton four-piece Verses released their debut full-length album, ‘Feel It Faster’, just over a month ago. We had a quick chat with frontman Jason Danzelman to find out how this summer is treating them. Enjoy! Your debut album, ‘Feel It Faster’, recently came out. How did it feel to actually release a full-length? It has […]

INTERVIEW: Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell of The Wonder Years [July 2014]

Last year The Wonder Years – one of the biggest names in pop punk at the moment – released what was probably the album they were always meant to make. ‘The Greatest Generation’ was a gigantic achievement and was for many album of the year. The band recently returned to the UK and Punktastic headed to […]

Introducing: Wrongchilde (Mat Devine)

Mat Devine, otherwise known as frontman of Kill Hannah, has started up a solo project, Wrongchilde, and it’s pretty far away from everything you’d imagine. With My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way guest starring on one of his songs, it’s probably worth keeping an eye out for what’s coming next. We had a chat with him […]

Interview: Jesse James [June 2014]

Jesse James split up back in 2007, but they’ve reformed this summer for a couple of special occasions, one being our very own Punktastic show at the Borderline on July 5th. We spoke to frontman Donagh O’Leary (AKA DKO) and guitarist Rich Warren to ask just why they reformed and what the future holds for […]

Introducing: Glass Giants

Glass Giants – formed of vocalist Ross Dixon, guitarists Alyn Evans and Alex Williams, bassist Liam Toomey and drummer Martyn Howell – hail from South Wales, the home of many incredibly talented bands. We talked to bassist Liam about their new single, working with producer Romesh Dodangoda and what the future holds for them. Glass […]

Interview: Up River [June 2014]

Turn back the clock a few years and you might remember the rush of melodic hardcore in the UK with bands like More Than Life, Landscapes and Departures all finding a sizeable voice within the UK scene. However, these days it’d be fair to say most of those bands seem a little more spent than […]