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...

Modern Baseball perform acoustic Punks In Vegas session

Modern Baseball recently stripped back two of their tracks for an acoustic Punks In Vegas session. The band played 'Going To Bed Now' and 'Fine, Great' from their critically acclaimed album 'You're Gonna Miss It All' which was released earlier this year via Run For Cover Records. Check out the...

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Marmozets perform five track session for Audiotree

Yorkshire up-and-comers Marmozets stopped off at Audiotree whilst on their state-side tour to record a five track session. The band performed 'Born Young And Free', 'Why Do You Hate Me', 'Captivate You', 'Hit The Wave' and 'Move, Shake, Hide'. Watch the neigh on 30 minutes of wonder below,...

Monday 1 December 2014

The Xcerts perform acoustic version of ‘Pop Song’ on the beach

Murray Macleod, vocalist and guitarist of Scottish distorted pop trio The Xcerts, performed an acoustic version of recent single, 'Pop Song' on the beach in Findhorn, Scotland. The track is taken from their recent third full-length, 'There Is Only You'. ...

Watch We Are The Ocean cover London Grammar

We Are The Ocean recently visited BBC Radio 1 for a Live Lounge Session, at which they performed a stripped back orchestral version of their recent comeback single, 'Ark', and a cover of London Grammar's 'Hey Now'. The version sees We Are The Ocean demonstrate their improved musical prowess,...

Friday 28 November 2014

Watch Barely perform ‘Spring’ acoustically

Barely, the beautiful and highly recommended solo side-project by drummer Pete Reisner of Max Raptor, has released an acoustic performance of 'Spring'. The track is taken from Barely's debut EP, 'Whitewood' - available to stream in full via BandCamp. ...

Thursday 27 November 2014

‘A Fat Wreck’ Release Third Teaser for Upcoming Punk-U-Mentary

Teaser 3 has been released for the documentary centered on Fat Wreck Chords. The project exceeded 400% of its original goal on Indiegogo and features interviews from Against Me!, Foo Fighters and Fat Mike himself. It'll be out soon. Check out the trailer below, and our massive feature on the...

From Autumn to rising from the Ashes

From Autumn To Ashes are back! The band announced their return via Facebook last night, having initially started their indefinite hiatus in 2008. "Here you go. a LITTLE bit early. We'll be playing at Amnesia Rockfest this June in Montebello Canada. Us and Refused are the only two bands...

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