Wednesday 22 July 2015

Matt Skiba potentially confirmed as full blink-182 member

Although it's not much to go on, Billboard have posted a short interview with blink-182 vocalist and bassist Matt Hoppus in which he appears to confirm Matt Skiba as a more permanent member of the band. Following information related to Hoppus' new film score for 'I'm Scared'; an animated...

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Play Rattlesnake ahead of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes release

With the release of the new Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes album looming, the band have unveiled their own take on the legendary Snake game, but with extra juggernaut, as they put it. Coded and designed by Frank Carter and Dean Richardson of The Rattlesnakes, the game requires players...

Friday 17 July 2015

Banquet Records owner Tolley wins Grove ward by-election

Punktastic would like to extend their personal congratulations to Banquet owner Jon Tolley, who today was elected to council as the Grove ward representative in Kingston. Representing the Liberal Democrats, Tolley gained 1577 votes in the by-election, prompted by the death of former Liberal...

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Alcopop! Records buy a toilet cubicle in Wales

Perhaps Alcopop! Records should be calling themselves Alcopoop! for the foreseeable future. Not content with just being home to some of the most exciting music in the UK, nor sticking it to UKIP in the run-up to the recent general election, the label have now purchased a toilet cubicle in the...

Watch Great Cynics perform Live at Lab

Great Cynics have revealed two performances recorded at Soundlab Studios ahead of their July EU tour with Sundials and Haters. Having performed at 2000trees this weekend, the band will also hit the UK roads in August alongside Tigers Jaw. "We love Soundlab Studios," says frontman Giles...

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Baby Godzilla forced to change name to HECK

Baby Godzilla have been legally required to change their name, following a dispute with the Japanese cinema giant. "This may seem abrupt but following some fairly conclusive and forceful instructions it is time we instigated a change," the band announced in their statement. "We; the...

Tom Delonge Is Releasing A Trilogy Of Novels, Because Of Course He Is

Back in March, Angels & Airwaves frontman and erstwhile Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge threatened to release 15 novels. The first of those novels, 'Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares' is coming later this year. The first in a Poet Anderson Trilogy, all of which have been co-written with...

Love vinyl? So does Fat Mike…and Forbes

Business website Forbes, perhaps better known for being the go-to news source for and about Wall Street banker types, have posted a video on the resurgence of vinyl featuring several Punktastic types including NOFX's 'Fat' Mike Burkett. Focussed around the 'vinyl revival' and the resilience...

Saturday 27 June 2015

Close To Home Records offer back-catalogue for free

Close To Home Records are offering all of their back-catalogue hosted on BandCamp for free. The offer, available until 11PM on Sunday 28th June 2015, features releases by the likes of Forrest, Walleater, Great Sale Day and Faux. Head over to Close To Home's BandCamp page for a full list of...

Friday 26 June 2015

American Nightmare launch pre-orders for long-awaited documentary

Iconic Boston hardcore band American Nightmare have launched pre-orders for their long-awaited Reunion documentary. It will look back at the events leading up to the band reuniting in 2011 after a 7 year hiatus, and features footage of their first shows back in Boston and Los Angeles...

‘Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington DC’ screenings currently happening in the UK

The recently released documentary 'Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington DC' is currently showing in various venues around the UK. The documentary looks back at the period rise of hardcore punk in Washington DC between 1980 and 1989, and covers early punk icons Minor Threat and Bad Brains,...

Saturday 20 June 2015

UK’s leading music venue owner purchases the Brighton Hippodrome

  Academy Music Group, the owners of numerous UK music venues including, O2 Academy Brixton and Shepherd's Bush Empire have purchased the Grade II listed Victorian building in Brighton to return it to it's former glory of being an entertainment venue. The building was initially going to...

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Foo Fighters cancel current EU touring plans

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their remaining European shows, including their headline Glastonbury appearance. In a lengthy statement posted on their official website, frontman Dave Grohl offered his sincere apologies following a well documented incident in Sweden last week. The...

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Creeper to take over our Instagram at Download Festival on Saturday

There's no stopping Creeper this week. Not only have the signed to Roadrunner Records, announced support slots for the legendary The Misfits, and revealed a brand new track, they are also preparing to make their debut appearance at Download Festival this weekend. In, what is undoubtedly the...

Trash Boat to take over our Instagram on Sunday at Download Festival

Fast rising pop-punks and recent Hopeless Records signees Trash Boat will be playing Download Festival for the first time this year. We jumped on the chance to ask the five-piece to take some special shots for us, documenting their time at Donington Park, and to whack them up on our...

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Propagandhi are looking for a touring guitarist

Opportunities like this one are rare to say the least! Canadian punk veterans Propagandhi are looking for a touring guitarist to replace Beaver. "Well, the day we have been in denial about for years has finally arrived and starting this September (2015), our beloved Beaver won’t be able to...

Wednesday 20 May 2015

BRITNEY recording new album

Edinburgh's BRITNEY are recording demos for a new album, which will undoubtedly be obscenely noisy, and it'll possibly be called 'BRITNEY 3'. Check out 'BRITNEY 2' below for a taste of what we should expect later this year: BRITNEY 2 by BRITNEY

Monday 20 April 2015

Forthcoming Cartel shows to be their last in the UK

Atlanta four-piece Cartel have announced that their forthcoming UK shows will be their last in the UK. Releasing a statement on Facebook, the band cite touring expenses as the primary reason behind the decision. Cartel will be heading over the UK for a one-off 'Chroma' album show on the...

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Jeremy Enigk launches Pledgemusic campaign for new album

Sunny Day Real Estate front man Jeremy Enigk has launched a Pledgemusic campaign to fund the recording of a new solo album. It will be his first solo album since 'OK Bear' in 2009, and you can be a part of the process by purchasing numerous limited, and signed items to go towards the creation...

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Mest announce original line-up reunion

Chicago pop-punks Mest will announce their first original line-up show since parting ways in 2005 on the 30th March. According to their announcement on Facebook, the reunion was sparked by Matt Lovato's daughter, who has been learning Mest songs on her guitar. Matt's daughter was so keen to...

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