Punktastic was formed in 2000, and though the staff has changed, the mission hasn’t. We’re a committed and dedicated group of passionate music fans that enjoy talking about punk, rock, metal, and hardcore. Punktastic is our labour of love.
Paul Savage founded the site back in 2000, leaving in 2010. New owner/publisher James Brown took over and worked with editor Tom Aylott until mid-2014 when Ben Tipple succeeded him as editor.
Many people make Punktastic possible:
James Brown – MD and Publisher
Ben Tipple – Editor
Maryam Hassan – Assistant Editor
Lais MW – Deputy Editor
Chris Marshman – Co-Reviews Editor and Cardiff Events Promoter
Tamsyn Wilce – Co-Reviews Editor
Penny Bennett – Live Reviews Editor
Mark Gadong – Video Editor
Mike Scott – News Editor
Sam Smith – London Events Promoter
We also have an extensive list of columnists, contributors and photographers (in no particular order):
Rob Barbour, Sam Kanal, James Fox, David Burd, Chris Hilson, Glen Bushell, Jess Tagliani, Richard Craig, Jess Kempner, Adam Rosario, Joshua Wroath, Ollie Connors, Conor Mackie, Sam Edgin, Alec Evans, Alex Hall, Sam Little, Lucinda Livingstone, Dave Bull, Jack Hadaway Weller, Conor Mackie, Lee Male, Michael Whiting, Olivia Dytor, James Davenport, Bradley Lengden, Andy Leddington, Reece Weatherley, Fay Cranham, Tiegan Neary, Graham Berry, Sam Taylor, Ashlea Matthews, Olly Hanks, Charlie Wallis, Sophie Garrett, Harry Wynne, Danny Heydon, Bethan Miller, Warren Miller, Doug Elliott, Corinne Cumming, Dani Metaz, Sarah Louise Bennett, Kennerdeigh Scott, Sam Huddleston, Sam Haines, Joe Sheridan, Nicole Carter, Mike Petruccelli, Jeff Takcas, Sasha Stahler, Franklin Wallace, Mat Stokes, Matt Lamourt, Andrew Skweres, Daniella Heminghaus, Jim Howes, Paul Silver, Dave Satterwhite, Brandon Gepfer.