Thursday 18 September 2014

You can be in Lonely The Brave… sort of

Lonely The Brave are pulling together an alternate fan-version of their live favourite, 'The Blue, The Green'. The sheet music for the guitar and drum tracks will be available online, alongside new sections including strings, brass and backing vocals. Interested fans can perform the pieces...

Friday 12 September 2014

Deaf Havana cancel mainland European tour

Following their return to Reading and Leeds Festival last month, Deaf Havana have announced that they are forced to cancel their mainland European tour. In a statement on Facebook, the band speak of financial difficulties, and significant changes behind the scene. The announcements comes...

Studio video of Basement appears as they add Newmoon to sold out tour

A video has appeared online showcasing Basement's studio session for their 'Further Sky' EP. The video features a hidden track from the 7", which plays after 'Animal Nitrate'. Basement recently announced that their UK tour has completely sold out, and that Belgian shoegaze outfit Newmoon...

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The Cockpit in Leeds closes its doors

After a twenty year history of providing Leeds with a stage for both established and up-and-coming acts, The Cockpit has today announced its permanent closure. "After 20 great years as an integral pillar of the Leeds music scene we have decided that it is no longer viable to deliver you the...

New SideOneDummy Storytellers Show

We love a good podcast here at Punktastic and the new episode of the SideOneDummy Storytellers show is a good 'un. The theme this month was 'Most Memorable Celebrity Encounters' and they had on Jonah Ray ("The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "The Nerdist"), Matt Bennett ("Victorious," "The...

Friday 5 September 2014

Chiodos Announce Line-Up Change and UK Tour Dates

Chiodos will be touring the UK later this year with The Blackout, and with two new members - Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) on Drums and Joe Troy (RX Bandits) on Bass. This new line-up comes as Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have decided to leave...

Monday 1 September 2014

New venue by The Old Blue Last and Birthdays team to open in Camden, London

The team behind The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch and Birthdays in Dalston are set to open a brand new music and DJ venue in Camden. The Stillery, situated in the centre of Camden Town, will feature two floors playing host to a range of parties and club nights, as well as live shows and DJs....

Wednesday 27 August 2014

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die unveil artwork for their new record

Post-hardcore band The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have unveiled the artwork for their new record. The band posted the image on their official Facebook page, with the title 'The Distance Between Bodies Can't Be Measured In Miles'. No Further details on the album...

Thursday 21 August 2014

50 Iconic Moments from Reading Festival

With the Reading Festival gates open, and acts ready to take the stages from around midday tomorrow, one of the city's property companies (Atlantis Property) have shared their own journey down memory lane - detailing 50 iconic moments from the festival. The creation also includes random Reading...

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Be in the new Sleeping With Sirens music video

Ahead of their intimate performance at London's Underworld tomorrow (Thursday 21st August) evening, Sleeping With Sirens will be recording their new music video. To be involved, turn up to the Underworld before 8:30AM (yes, that's AM) and be in the first 200 people to be let in. Both the...

Breaking Benjamin announce end of hiatus

Pennsylvania based Breaking Benjamin have confirmed their return via Facebook. Following legal battles between frontman and founding member Benjamin Burnley and ex-members of the band, Burnley has teamed up with a new group of musicians. The band now includes Aaron Bruch who played...

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Twin Atlantic announce an app and flag competition

Scottish band Twin Atlantic today announced an app and a unique competition to design flags, which will be judged by band members themselves. The four best ones will be turned into genuine flags. You can enter the competition using a link...

Friday 8 August 2014

Throats Are Back

Throats have returned. The London-based hardcore outfit posted the following tweet last night, followed by a photo of the band: Throats had previously announced their split in December 2010, playing their final show the following February. For more updates, you can follow the band on...

Thursday 31 July 2014

Kiley of Petal and Jake of Modern Baseball perform ‘The New Year’

Kiley Lotz of Scranton, PA based Run For Cover signed Petal and Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball sat down with Space Jam Sessions to record their acoustic rendition of Death Cab For Cutie's 'The New Year'. For more on Petal, head to their BandCamp page to stream their 'Scout' EP in full. ...

Sunday 27 July 2014

Converge joined onstage by Steve Brodsky of Cave In at This Is Hardcore fest; European tour starts this week

Converge were joined onstage by their former bass player Steve Brodsky of Cave In this weekend at This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia. During the bands headline slot on Friday night (July 25th) Brodsky played guitar with Converge for 'Plagues', 'Grim Heart/Black Rose', 'Effigy', 'The...

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan launches Party Smasher Inc

Ben Weinman, guitarist of Dillinger Escape Plan, has joined forces with a number of key players across various areas of the music industry to create Party Smasher Inc. What began life as an indie record label back in 2009 - home of the band's 'Option Paralysis' and 'One Of Us Is The Killer' LPs...

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Atreyu stage a comeback

Following the start of their indefinite hiatus in 2011, Southern Californian melodic metallers Atreyu have announced their return. The reunited line-up includes the same five members that made up the band ahead of their break, including original vocalists Alex Varkatzas and Brandon...

Saturday 28 June 2014

Create To Inspire claim Red Bull Download Festival title

Following an intense nationwide competition to discover the best unsigned talent, Red Bull Studios have announced Create To Inspire as the winners of their Live at Download Competition. Create To Inspire take the title following various competition stages which saw them voted for by the...

Geoff Rickley launches Collect Records

Geoff Rickley, solo-performer and vocalist of post-hardcore veterans Thursday, has officially launched Collect Records, following a number of co-releases including the debut Touche Amore and United Nations records. The first releases by Collect Records proper will include the second album by...

Monday 23 June 2014

The Blackout launch ‘Wolves’ Kickstarter

Welsh rockers The Blackout are set to release their 'Wolves' EP in the Autumn via a Kickstarter campaign. It follows the band's departure from their label and management, and a postponed tour due to singer Gavin Butler's sudden deterioration in health. The band have described the sound on...

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