The news for Friday 24 October 2014

Pulled Apart By Horses record their #Standforsomething experience

Pulled Apart By Horses have been making waves recently on the Dr Martens sponsored #Standforsomething tour. The trip took them into mainland Europe for, what have been described as, "raucous" shows. Showcasing their latest album 'Blood', the northern rockers took in five cities in five...

Thursday 23 October 2014

You Me At Six find more room to breathe

Having announced the release of a re-imagined version of 'Cavalier Youth', You Me At Six have unveiled a new take on 'Room To Breathe'. The special edition release will include five acoustic recordings, and filmed live performances from Dean Street Studios. It will also include a poster...

Choir Vandals perform acoustically for Punks In Vegas

St Louis based emo four-piece Choir Vandals performed two special acoustic tracks for Punks In Vegas ahead of their show at Tipsy Coffee House. Austin McCutchen performed 'Ghostly' from 'Darker Things' and 'At Night And In The Rain' from their new release, 'At Night'. Watch both...

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Scary Kids Scaring Kids frontman Tyson Curtis Stevens passes away

In sad news, it has been confirmed that the frontman of post-hardcore outfit Scary Kids Scaring Kids has passed away. Following a flurry of rumours, Tyson Curtis Stevens' girlfriend confirmed the news via a heartfelt Facebook post. Within the post, Sabrina Amber continued to confess her...

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Record Store Day announces Black Friday 2014 titles

Record Store Day have announced their annual Black Friday releases for this year. The event which takes place on the last Friday of November as usual, which falls on the 28th this time around. As always there is a huge selection of artists and labels taking part to release limited edition vinyl...

Saturday 18 October 2014

Eagulls release live video from #Standforsomething show

Eagulls recently performed at Cardiff's Welsh club, Clwb Ifor Bach, as part of the Dr Martens #Standforsomething tour. It marks another milestone in the Leeds based noise-mongers' career, following the release of their debut album and an appearance in the US on the Late Show with David...

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Devon Kay (Direct Hit!) strips back two tracks

Devon Kay of Direct Hit!, and the Solutions, fame - not forgetting his irregular columns here at Punktastic - has stripped back two of his tracks for Punks in Vegas. Ahead of playing this year's FEST 13 in Gainesville, Florida, Kay performed 'Yeah, Dude, I Feel Ya', originally by Devon Kay...

Glass Giants offer ‘Dirty Knees’ as free download via Twitter

Welsh five-piece Glass Giants are offering their new track 'Dirty Knees' for free via Twitter. Those interested in getting the single for free are asked to tweet the band using #givemedirtyknees before the 21st October 2014. Head over to their Twitter page to get involved. Glass Giants...

Monday 13 October 2014

New Found Glory perform acoustic version of ‘Ready And Willing’

New Found Glory have posted an acoustic performance of their track 'Ready And Willing'. The band recorded a session for Glamour Kills studios, and stripped back their most recent single, which is taken from the bands new album 'Resurrection' that was released this month via Hopeless Records....

Saturday 11 October 2014

Meet Pretend Happy in their new mini-documentary

Pretend Happy have released a highly professional documentary filmed during the recording process of their second EP, 'Mood Swings'. The documentary introduces the band members, discusses their formation and touring experience, while showing their recent recording experience. 'Mood...

Thursday 9 October 2014

Hurry perform ‘Oh Whitney’ for Space Jam Sessions

Hurry, featuring Matthew Scottoline of Everything Everything, performed a live rendition of 'Oh Whitney' for Space Jam Sessions. The track is taken from their brand new 'Everything/Nothing' LP. ...

The Crossfire Halloween Massacre returns

The legendary Crossfire Halloween Massacre returns to the UK's capital on the 1st November 2014. Reaching its eight year, the event will take place at London's suitably eerie House of Vans, inside the Old Vic Tunnels. The Crossfire Halloween Massacre began life as the on-boat Zombie vs Trailer...

Chuck Ragan to provide the soundtrack to new video game project

Chuck Ragan has been confirmed to be providing the soundtrack to a new game entitled 'The Flame In The Flood'. The game is being is currently in production, which is raising money via Kickstarter to fund the project, and is a described as a rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a...

Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) releases Guns N’ Roses cover

Rise Against front man Tim McIlrath has premiered a cover version of Guns N' Roses 'Civil War' via Alternative Press. The track is taken from the forthcoming compilation 'This Concerns Everyone' which is due out November 18th through A-F Records, that features various artists contributing both...

Trailer for ‘Salad Days’ documentary emerges

Salad Days Official Trailer from Scott Crawford on Vimeo. The trailer for 'Salad Days: The Birth of Punk Rock in the Nation's Capital' has emerged. 'Salad Days...' is a documentary focusing on Washington, D.C.'s 80s hardcore scene. This is the scene that spawned seminal bands such as Bad...

Wednesday 8 October 2014

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead reveal new song ‘The Ghost Within’, and ‘Source Tags and Codes’ London show

... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have released their first new music from forthcoming album 'IX'. The band are streaming new song 'The Ghost Within', which also comes as an instant download when you pre-order the new record. 'IX' is released in Europe on October 20th, and is...

Cytota introduce new vocalist, and announce tour

Cytota have revealed that new vocalist Griffin Dickinson has joined their ranks. Dickinson will join the band in the studio to finish their new tracks - to be revealed later in the year. To celebrate, Cytota will be joining Japanese rockers Crossfaith on all UK dates, and a few in mainland...

Win exclusive signed boxsets and vinyl through Play Loud Spotify playlist

Warner Music are offering music fans the chance to win a bunch of exclusive signed, limited edition boxsets and vinyls that money cannot buy. The prize includes records by the likes of Marmozets, Royal Blood, My Chemical Romance and more. To be in with a chance of winning, and to hear some...

The Postal Service unveil trailer for ‘Everything Will Change’ documentary

The Postal Service have released a trailer for their upcoming documentary 'Everything Will Change'. The film will chronicle the bands return to performing live in 2013, with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Benjamin Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and touring member Jenny lewis, and a live...

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Feed The Rhino announce in-store signing at Vans, Camden

Feed The Rhino will be available for a special signing at the Vans Store in Camden, London, ahead of their show at The Underworld on the 17th October. They will sign anything presented to them (within reason, we imagine) from 17:30 until 18:30. The band will be touring the UK later this...

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