Friday 27 February 2015

Napalm Death celebrate album release with track-by-track

Having recently released their new album, 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat', grind veterans Napalm Death have now unveiled a track-by-track video for the record. The video sees vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway explain the lyrics behind the tracks on the band's 15th studio album. Since it's...

Friday 20 February 2015

Real Friends move forward on new documentary

Real Friends have posted their documentary, 'Moving Forward'. The documentary follows the Illinois pop-punks as they tour, record an album, and get blink-182 tattoos. It looks into their friends, hometown and pop-punk community. The documentary acts as a thank you to fans, as the band head...

Friday 6 February 2015

Rob Lynch performs ‘My Friends & I’ for Vevo

Vevo DSCVR have posted an acoustic performance by Rob Lynch. He recently performed 'My Friends & I', taken from last year's 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul', for the video platform. ...

Thursday 5 February 2015

The Offspring to answer questions via Twitter today

The Offspring will be undertaking a live Twitter Q&A at 7PM GMT this evening (11AM PT / 2PM ET). Questions can be submitted to Dexter and Noddles by using #ComingForYou, and checking the answers on the band's official Twitter page. The Offspring revealed new track, 'Coming For You'...

See a gallery of Beartooth tour photos

Photographer Sam Huddleston has posted a series of photos taken during his time on the road with Ohio rockers Beartooth. They were taken across the band's first headline tour in Europe late last year, and according to Huddleston represent the pure chaos of the sold out shows. Beartooth are...

Monday 2 February 2015

Holy Roar sister label Truthseeker Music announces first release

It's time for a new record label! Truthseeker Music, founded by Alex Leat who worked for Holy Roar Records for two years, will be releasing the debut full-length by Human Future. 'Spectrum' will be available from the 27th April, with pre-orders open now. "Holy Roar has forged its own...

Watch Faux perform for BBC Introducing South

Southampton dirty-pop four-piece Faux recently performed in-store for BBC Introducing South. The video of their performance has now surfaced online, available to watch via YouTube. Faux released their debut EP, 'Patterns' last month, available to purchase and stream via...

Tuesday 27 January 2015

The Music Venue Trust release first report on Understanding Small Music Venues

Resulting from last year's Venues Day 2014, the Music Venue Trust - a collection of individuals and businesses involved in small and medium sized venues - have released their first report. Conducted by the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance, the Understanding Small Music Venues: An...

Sunday 25 January 2015

Christian Marclay and The Vinyl Factory collaboration to open this week

A new exhibition by Swiss American artist Christian Marclay opens this week at White Cube in Bermondsey, London. The exhibition continues Marclay's exploration of the relationship between sound and imagine, featuring artwork based on onomatopoeia taken from comic books. According to the...

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Drunken Sailor Records flash sale underway

Drunken Sailor Records, who have released records by the likes of Iron Chic, The Fur Coats and Off With Their Heads, are midway through a 48 hours sale on all in-house releases. In a statement on Facebook, the label announced: "I need to make some space! Spend £50 in the store on any...

Saturday 17 January 2015

Tonight Alive perform live for Dr Martens

Australian pop-punks Tonight Alive have revealed a live video recorded at their recent Dr Materns #Standforsomething show at The Warehouse in Newcastle. The band performed single 'The Ocean' - taken from their 2013 full-length, 'The Other Side'. Tonight Alive are expected to drop album...

Friday 16 January 2015

Amanda X perform for Space Jam Sessions

Philadelphia based Amanda X sat down for a performance of 'Nothing Wild'. The track is taken from the trio's debut full length, entitled 'Amnesia' - released in the autumn of 2014. ...

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Alcopop! Records now owns UKIP.org…?

UPDATE (13:43): The saga is over, for now. UKIP have restored ownership of the domain. Posting on Facebook, Alcopop! stated that "the internet has let us down. This morning we legitimately purchased the UKIP website for £200. However, GoDaddy seem to have given it back to them (no sign of a...

Saturday 3 January 2015

Happy New Year! We’re making some changes.

Here at Punktastic, we are always looking at ways of improving what we do for you. Our aim is, and has always been, to bring you the best music from across the globe – with a particular focus on new music. We hope to bring bands to your attention who might otherwise have passed you by, to give...

Friday 26 December 2014

La Dispute open up back-catalogue as name-your-price download

Grand Rapids based La Dispute have opened up their entire back-catalogue as name-your-price downloads via their BandCamp page. All proceeds from the downloads will go to Wellhouse in Grand Rapids, which tackles the issue of homelessness in the area - offering food and shelter as...

Monday 22 December 2014

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...

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Green Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

Green Day have been announced as one of six acts to be inducted into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bands only become eligible for the accolade 25 years after their first single, with only a very small selection being inducted that very year. Green Day are now celebrating this...

Monday 15 December 2014

The Movielife are back

The Movielife have reformed. The melodic punks who disbanded in 2003 following the release of 'Forty Hour Train Back To Penn' have announced a reunion show on the 6th February in New York. The band, featuring I Am The Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana and Brandon Reilly who went on to form Nightmare...

Thursday 4 December 2014

&U&I release mini in-studio documentary

Birmingham alt-rock trio &U&I have revealed a mini documentary detailing the recording of their new 4 track EP, 'Merci'. The EP will be released via Baby Snakes Records, with the date yet to be confirmed. 'Merci' follows 2011's brilliant 'Light Bearer'. ...

Tooth & Nail records release ‘No New Kinda Story’ Documentary

Tooth & Nail Records have released a documentary 'No New Kinda Story' which looks back at the past 20 years of the label. Tooth & Nail has been home to numerous success stories in its time, and released records by Underoath, MxPx, Anberlin, August Burns Red and many more. 'No New Kinda...

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